Charlotte Gooch - 1st Year Trainee, London

Charlotte Gooch

Whilst Beale & Co is a reputable firm, I found the early days manageable – all trainees are made to feel very welcome, being introduced to everyone and treated to lunch with the second year trainees on the first day.

My first seat has been in the Corporate department. From the outset the team invested time into giving constructive, detailed feedback as well as getting me up to speed with the basics involved in working in the office. The variety of work gave me a good insight into all aspects of corporate and commercial practice. I had the opportunity to assist with exciting transactions early on in this seat from instruction on a deal all the way to completion. I really enjoyed being involved and felt I benefited from being given more responsibility. I regularly deal with clients and solicitors on the other side of transactions, and from the start I’ve been able to get to grips with genuinely substantial legal work. It’s certainly straight in at the deep end, but it’s as rewarding as it is challenging, and help is always at hand should you require it.

I’m really enjoying my time here at Beale & Co so far and feel very lucky to be part of a truly inclusive and supportive firm.