University of York, Law (LLB)
Current rotation: Knowledge, Innovation and Legal Tech
What originally attracted you to the firm? How did you decide that a legal ops role was for you?
During my law degree I was introduced to the increasing importance of legal technology within legal sector. I also realised I wanted the opportunity to be creative and be involved in a broad spectrum of work. When I saw the legal operations opportunity at Slaughter and May, I knew that this role would enable me to achieve exactly those motivations. I was already aware of Slaughter and Mays reputation, as a world renowned firm, providing outstanding legal services. I knew that being a part of the Legal Operations Graduate scheme would provide me with the invaluable opportunity to work with highly talented individuals, on the most exciting projects.
What aspects did you most enjoy about the Legal Operations Training Course attended at the start of the programme?
From learning about legal project management to pricing to business communication, the breadth of skills and content delivered exemplified the variety of work which I wanted to experience during this graduate scheme. Specifically during the week where I learnt about pricing, where I was exposed to the behavioural strategies and techniques used to negotiate a price. After learning the content there was always the opportunity to apply our knowledge to mock scenarios. While tackling a mock matter a client had reached out with, in groups we were able to apply what we had learnt in legal project management, pricing and legal tech to the nuisances of the matter. This meant that I was able to not just learn the concepts and strategies, but apply them.
What project are you most excited to work on and why?
I am working on a range of projects at the moment, though the one I am most excited to work on is Laduma. As Laduma is part of our 2021 Collaborate cohort, I look forward to be part of piloting a legal tech start-up which the firm has helped shape. As hybrid working and meetings are the new reality of the working world, my involvement with the pilot of Laduma has the opportunity to shape the firms interactions with clients and colleagues to maximise the effectiveness of virtual meetings.