Technology and IP solicitor Emma Fox handles varied and complex matters ranging from contracts and software agreements to data protection. Read on to learn more about Emma’s practice and life at TLT, including how the firm enables its lawyers to find the right balance between work and other life priorities.
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I am currently the judicial assistant to the master of the rolls, Sir Terence Etherton. A typical day varies depending on whether we are in court. If we are not in court (usually on Mondays and Fridays), I work on producing a bench memorandum for one of the cases that the master of the rolls is hearing the following week.
As we all know, life in the legal profession – whether as a student, paralegal, trainee or solicitor – is extremely demanding.
Mustafa Latif-ArameshBircham Dyson Bell LLP
University of London, King's College London | Trainee solicitor
Bircham Dyson Bell is a welcoming firm where you are made to feel part of the team. It’s large enough that you’re working with the biggest clients and projects without comprising on the responsibility you are given.
I’m set to graduate with a 2.1 in history before taking the GDL, but I'm just wondering what the view is on tattoos during the recruitment stage for both solicitors and barristers. I plan on getting a tattoo that is visible while wearing a short-sleeve shirt – would this affect my applications?