‘I think Osborne Clarke attracts intelligent and driven people who at the same time are enjoyable to work with’ Danielle Kingdon
Partner Thames Valley

When and why did you decide to train as a solicitor?

After I completed my A-levels, I was thinking of studying English at University because I had always wanted to work in the media; I thought I might want to be a newsreader. My father is very persuasive and he suggested a law degree could be a really strong base to set me up for my career so in the end that’s what I studied at Cardiff.

What are the most enjoyable aspects of your job?

For me a big part of job satisfaction is working with like-minded people. I think Osborne Clarke attracts intelligent and driven people who at the same time are enjoyable to work with. To a certain extent, this profile also spills into the type of clients we attract. 

I also really enjoy how intellectually challenging my work is. Just last Friday, we successfully defended an interim relief application at the employment tribunal which meant we had to turn everything around really quickly to build our case, both evidentially and in terms of legal submissions. 

What are the worst aspects of your job?

There are a number of procedural and administrative jobs that are very important to our business, but are not the most glamorous aspects of the job!

What’s the main issue that lawyers in your field are thinking about at the moment?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Gender Pay Gap Reporting (GPGR) are the biggest issues. 

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