As a Solicitor in our Deloitte Legal team, Gemma gets to work and share ideas with all kinds of people on all sorts of projects. The bigger the challenge, bigger the opportunity. And they don’t come much bigger than Brexit.
What’s great about working in Deloitte Legal?
The work is truly unique. Sometimes there are no precedents so the team come together to create something entirely bespoke. It’s also great working with people in different non-legal teams as they bring a completely different perspective to the table, diversifying the way the legal team think and work.
I love that I get to work with a variety of different sectors, I’ve learnt so much since I joined and there are a lot of people who want to help me learn. My opinion matters from the moment that we get a request for proposal. I draft proposals and fee quotes on a weekly basis, an important skill to learn as a more junior member of the team.
How’s the work-life balance?
It’s really supported here. I’m able to work from home at least once a week. The way everything is set up enables you to work from anywhere! I get to do a job I genuinely enjoy, as well as spend time with my partner, our children and Beagle. I also show jump my horse when I get the time.
Tell us about your role. What’s been a highlight?
I joined as a contractor in the UK Deloitte Legal team and will be a full time employee from April. I am part of the deal team and assist with the drafting of a variety of corporate and commercial agreements associated with corporate re-organisations as well as the intra-group agreements ancillary to these arrangements. I also manage/coordinate some specific elements of projects, working with different Deloitte teams globally and directly with the client. I often have to draft a memo on a specific area of law which I find really interesting as I have to do research across a variety of sources to do this.
In terms of my highlight so far - I have three cross-border mergers on at the moment, all of which must be completed by Brexit. We were rushing to get court hearings before Christmas to enable us to file documents with Companies House. Finding out all our filings had been successful made all the hard work worth it.
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