I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of my training contract with Taylor Walton. Whilst training at the Firm, I had experience in the Employment, Commercial Litigation, Private Client and Corporate & Commercial Departments. I am currently a Newly-qualified Solicitor based in the Employment Department. I felt that I had a great breadth of experience in the type of work I was given and the clients I was dealing with, as well as receiving high quality training from many people throughout the Firm. However, the part that I enjoy the most is the culture at Taylor Walton.
By the time you have worked your way around all four (or three) training seats, you will know almost everybody that works at Taylor Walton. With each new office you move to, you receive a welcoming reception from everybody there. I would also say that each office, and even each department, has its own personality – these experiences has given me fantastic skills enabling me to work with a vast range of people and in different environments.
One thing which I fell Taylor Walton does extremely well is to make sure you, as a Trainee Solicitor, feel no less valued than the more senior members of staff you work with. You interact with Partners all through the day and due to the independence you are given in your training, you are able to provide valuable support to them, as well as them giving you invaluable training.
Commercial Real Estate - Partner
I joined the firm as a trainee after having completed a philosophy and politics degree at Leeds University followed by the GDL conversion course at the College of Law in London. I qualified as a solicitor into the commercial real estate department and am now Partner.
I act for a broad spectrum of clients, from large offshore property investors to owner managed businesses, and specialise in helping them to look after their property portfolios including financing, acquiring, managing and disposing of commercial freehold and leasehold properties which includes core advice on related legal matters such as Landlord and Tenant Act law. I represent developers in site finance and acquisition, assembly and sales off of commercial and residential units.