I studied Law in Trinity College Dublin and did the Summer Internship Programme (SIP) in A&L Goodbody in 2015 from which I was offered a training contract. SIP was a great way to experience life in a corporate law firm and see if the firm was a good fit for me.
I am now a first year trainee in ALG and am currentl working in the Environmental & Planning department. I really enjoy the variety of work. Every week is different and I get to experience both the advisory and the litigation work that the team are involved in. The work is challenging and often time sensitive but the team is very supportive and you get to see the contribution that you make to the overall work. The continual feedback I receive helps me to improve and develop my skills. I enjoy getting more and more responsibility as my training progresses.
The trainee solicitor programme is very well structured. As well as on-the-job training there are weekly workshops, tailored training sessions, study supports and interesting lectures. These have really helped me to develop a range of skills that will help me in my legal career. ALG prides itself as being a ‘Great Place to Work’ and encourages a healthy work life balance. I have continued to play hockey since starting my traineeship. There is a great social side too with a summer barbeque, tennis tournaments, tag teams, themed weeks, as well as trainee solicitor weekends away.
I have really enjoyed my first year with ALG and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to start their career in a top commercial law firm.