Natalie · Career Insights
Natalie is a commercial real estate associate at a renowned international law firm. Find out her journey to becoming a commercial real estate associate below:
What made you
I knew from a really young age that I wanted to pursue a career in law. I had a strong passion for debating, writing and advocating for those I believed were suffering injustice! I decided to study law at university and had started volunteering at my local legal advice
What advice would you give to those who are currently in the process of applying for training contracts?
Be persistent. Applying for training contracts can be a very stressful process and there may be a lot of rejection before you get a training contract but you shouldn’t give up as you only need one person to say yes.
Why did you choose to
Growing up and living in London I have always been passionate about the built environment and how development and regeneration
Did you undertake any work or internships throughout your education?
Yes, I carried out various different work experiences throughout my
What was the
I have worked on many exciting projects over the last five years but, the most notable transaction was the sale of 122 Leadenhall, the Cheesegrater Building at the end of 2016 which was one of the highest value real estate transactions in London that year.
Are there any particular skills you think people need to have to succeed as a solicitor in the city?
Attention to detail and
Finally, a good lawyer has a full understanding of the market and knowing the commercial factors that affect your client’s decisions and so having good commercial awareness is a crucial skill for a city solicitor.
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