Added13th July 2015 by Riverview LawRiverview Law

Case Study: Janne, Commercial Lawyer

Name: Janne Role: Commercial Lawyer Hours: Part time Background: I am a 12 years qualified Solicitor. I trained in London then moved to the North West. I spent 4 years as an employment Solicitor then moved to practice banking and finance before joining Riverview Law in October 2013. Customers: The calibre of customer that Riverview Law works with is excellent. I work for a FTSE 100 business so for me the calibre is the same as when I worked at Hill Dickinson in Liverpool. Role: I work for a global banking customer at Riverview Law. On a daily basis I review key contracts and assess the risks involved and/or identify any gaps that exist between the contacts and the banks standard / template documents. Complexity of work: I generally work on the most complex matters but I assist with providing quality assurance for more junior members of the team and less complex work. Career prospects, development and learning opportunities: Riverview Law has a great balance. There is no pressure to get promoted (unlike in private practice) but if you want to reach for the stars the opportunities are right there for you. There are opportunities coming thick and fast and if you want to develop and learn you can do no better than join Riverview Law. Flexible working: The flexible working hours have assisted me immeasurably! I have two young daughters and have been able to maintain my career and career prospects while still spending lots of time being a Mum. When my children are older my circumstances will have changed but I will not have had years out of the legal market. On the contrary I am right at the heart of it, in an incredibly dynamic environment and the balance for me as a lawyer and a Mum could not be better. I feel incredibly fortunate to work in such a flexible environment.