Why did you choose to apply to Osborne Clarke?
When choosing which vacation schemes to apply for, both the reputation and culture stood out. Coupled with the firms’ ambitious plans, I quickly realised that Osborne Clarke was the law firm for me. When I got to the firm these thoughts were compounded by the warm welcome and responsibilities I was given, with everyone keen to assure me that being a part of Osborne Clarke was as much about the culture as it was providing quality legal expertise.
What did you get involved with during your placement?
Coming from a geographical background, I was surprised by the amount of work I could get involved with. The responsibilities the team entrusted me with from day one was a welcome challenge, and encouraged a far greater level of learning than shadowing fellow colleagues. Companies House checks and Land Registry searches were just some of the key tasks that I completed over the two weeks, resulting in a real sense of achievement from the placement as this work was subsequently passed on to the clients of Osborne Clarke.
The group assessment presented a challenge I had not previously encountered. The need to work collectively on a legal project after only two weeks hinted at the importance of a team ethic to Osborne Clarke, and is a task that I look forward to experiencing on a more regular basis when my training contract begins.
From the open plan offices to the constant interaction with partners, everything about Osborne Clarke welcomes graduates to the firm, and I for one cannot wait to begin my training contract.