Being a trainee at a successful City law firm is tough; it’s two years where the only constant is change.  You are always moving around, trying to prove yourself, trying to improve yourself and after two years of blood, sweat and (in some cases) tears, you qualify and get some of the stability you crave.  So to qualify into a team you have never worked with, who don’t know what you are capable of is a brave (some might say, crazy,) move, for the team as well as you.

Why do it?  Because the prospect was (and still is) really exciting; the opportunity to learn new things, to do work I have never done before, to challenge myself, was one I couldn’t pass up.  And almost a year on, I am incredibly glad I didn’t.  Since I have joined the team the range of deals I have worked on has been astounding.  I have worked on a variety of high yield bond transactions (each with its own set of quirks), the acquisition of a non performing loan portfolio, the establishment of a new exchange traded product platform, advised clients on escrow arrangements, verification agency roles, cash collateral bank roles and acted for issuers on the ongoing matters that come up on securitisations. 
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