Carmel is currently a trainee at Charles Russell Speechlys. The two-year training contract is divided into four seats giving trainees the opportunity to experience a range of different practice areas before qualification. Carmel’s first seat was spent in the Real Estate department and her second seat was in the Commercial Dispute Resolution department. For her current seat, Carmel is on a client secondment. Prior to starting her training contract, Carmel spent two years working as an employment paralegal. She was involved in all aspects of employment law, advising both employee and employer clients.