I worked in the entertainment industry for six years as an actors' agent. Technology is rapidly changing the way in which we enjoy the arts and I found that negotiating contracts in these areas sparked my interest in studying law. After I completed my LPC I spent the summer working in the Legal & Business Affairs team at Carnival Films on productions such as The Last Kingdom, Jamestown and Stan Lee's Lucky Man.
I am currently in my 1st seat in the real estate department. We are working on some very exciting and complex developments, so I feel like every day presents me with a new 'biggest challenge'. My best moment so far was attending my first client meeting, where I got a chance to see first-hand how our work is influencing a £300million mixed-use development.
I try to go to the theatre and the cinema as much as possible. I also volunteer for a dog rescue charity called RescueRemedies. My other interests include flailing around at obscure fitness classes like body combat, trampolining or contemporary dance.
There is no 'Howard Kennedy type' – if you are reading these trainee profiles you will undoubtedly have noticed that we come from a wide range of backgrounds! It's not the end of the world if you don't already have a lot of legal experience, there are a lot of ways to acquire the skills that you need as a trainee. Sell yourself on the qualities that you have.