Claire Henderson, Associate

A collegiate feel

"Everyone is on first name terms and there is a genuine open-door policy. There is a strong social scene and with the bars and restaurants of Shoreditch and the City on our door step we don't have to travel far to wind down on a Friday (or Thursday) night.

A balance of responsibility and support

"One of the most rewarding things about being a junior solicitor at Dickson Minto is that you are expected to take on real responsibility, which helps you develop at a faster rate than they would elsewhere. At the same time, I am always reassured that there is a partner or senior associate on hand to provide helpful support and advice."

Always developing your talents

As I neared the end of my traineeship, I was told that although I'd no longer be a trainee, my learning would continue throughout my career. There are firm-wide training sessions that are always focused and practical, and the entire team – partners included – also meets once a week to discuss the latest cases, legal developments and economic or political stories of interest."

A variety of challenges

"Since I qualified, I have had further opportunities to be involved in cross-border transactions. The pace of work can be very fast but we work in well supported teams with the assistance of specialists within the firm. You get regular exposure to multinational and international M&A transactions while being part of a close-knit group of people."

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