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One of the partners had chosen me to travel to Warsaw to interview a witness for a construction arbitration and prepare a witness statement. As I sat in the departure lounge I began to get really excited. I realised I was being given the opportunity to prove myself in a situation where I had to demonstrate a huge amount of responsibility, but with the comfort of knowing that I had been fully briefed and had the complete support of the partner. This was exactly the sort of challenge I wanted from the position in the first place. This philosophy of allowing people to develop at the rate they are capable of whilst providing the support they need was what led me to qualify into the litigation department at Weil.
Hannah studied English and History at Keele University before completing the GDL and going to the College of Law to do the LPC. Hannah qualified in 2004.
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After discussion with the partner, I’d prepared and attended the clients’ AGM, which started in the afternoon with a glass of champagne, and finished at about 8pm. The clients then took me to their Mayfair club, where we discussed their business and our relationship with them, and many other things I would not normally be privy to. I held my own as the night wore on. When I got home at 4am I felt I ought to email the partner, as I was worried what he might think of it all. I needn’t have worried. He was very happy with my diplomacy skills.
David studied Law at Edinburgh University before going to BPP Law School to do the GDL and Nottingham Law School for the LPC. David qualified into Corporate & Capital Markets in 2007 and transferred to our NY office in June 2009.
As a new associate in the Business Finance & Restructuring department, I was asked to attend a business development social event hosted by a well known firm of accountants. I was looking forward to joining my colleagues, but it quickly dawned on me that I would be the only person representing the firm. I felt privileged, nervous and excited — it was going to be the first time I met clients, potential clients and other professionals on my own. I got up to speed on the latest developments in Weil, so I’d be able to talk about the firm with confidence and found that I was able to interact with everyone easily. My experience at Weil has been that you are never too junior to do something new.
Blandine studied Law and German Law at the University of Kent in Canterbury and the Phillips Universität Marburg, Germany before doing the LPC at BBP Law School in London. Blandine qualified into the BFR Department in 2005.
“ I was looking forward to joining my colleagues, butit quickly dawned on me that I would be the only person representing the firm. I felt privileged, nervous and excited — it was going to be the first time I met clients, potential clients and other professionals on my own.”
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