I now work at The University of
Law advising students on their career choices and how to best present
themselves to recruiters, be these solicitors' firms or barristers'
chambers. I've been doing this for a large part of my career, until
recently at Kaplan Law School and before that as the founder of
CityLawLIVE and the editor of Chambers Student Guide for 11 years. Through
these roles I have built a deep understanding of the UK legal market and
become adept at networking. I am now able to draw upon these experiences when
I started my career as a
solicitor. I trained and then practised for six years at a medium-sized
London law firm called Lewis Silkin. I felt at home in this firm
and learned a terrific amount about property law, the real estate market
and delivering a professional service to all sorts of clients. I liked the fact
that my clients included individuals who were buying, selling or letting
residential properties; housing associations that were helping to address the
acute shortage of affordable homes in this country; businesses in central
London - many of them dynamic and successful advertising
agencies; and a wealthy family that owned properties across Mayfair.
of property practice is that the assets you deal with have stories behind them,
and if you handle properties in London you can see how your
work contributes to transforming the city around you.