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Jamie McMurray, Trainee Solicitor

Jamie-McMurray.jpg What’s your current role and how long have you been at the firm?

Second year Trainee Solicitor currently in the Corporate team based in the London office.

Give an example of a typical day in your role

At present I’m working on a reduction of capital for a public company and an IPO for a new start-up. It follows then that a typical day concerning the former involves liaising with our barrister and client to ensure that our documentation is in order for the reduction court hearing. Regarding the latter, drafting the required documentation for listing a company on a regulated market.

What do you enjoy most about working at CRS

The level of responsibility received as a trainee is unparalleled across the city. The various teams ensure that you feel welcome and take great interest in fostering your abilities from the start to help you become a useful member of the team. Aside from this, the market position the firm adopts lends itself to a whole host of fascinating and, at times, quite unusual work – there aren’t many firms where you have corporate lawyers down the corridor from an immigration team.

What’s one piece of advice you would give to a Future Trainee starting in their legal career

Be patient, working in a law firm is a very different experience to studying law. Whilst we all become accustomed to achieving the requisite academic qualifications to begin training, once you embark on the training contract itself you will have moments of uncertainty and self-doubt, however you must be patient with yourself and your own ability. Mistakes are part of the process and the feeling of being unsure is quickly resolved by asking the right questions at the right time.