Trainee Diaries

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

This is where our trainees, past and present, give you their uncensored version of life at Winckworth Sherwood.

Florence Smart

"I chose to train at Winckworth Sherwood for its diverse set of practice areas and the promise of a friendly, yet professional working environment. My expectations have been far exceeded to date."

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Harry Brown

"There’s a reason a large number of the firm’s Partners have trained here. The work is interesting, the clients are varied, and the staff – be it Partners or support staff – are all amazing in their efforts to help trainees as much as they can."

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Joyce Kola

"It is no surprise to me that the majority of Trainees stay on and qualify at Winckworth Sherwood. The firm provides a wonderful working environment with a wide range of departments and incredible support for its Trainees. I have always felt valued as a member of not only each team I train in, but the firm as a whole."

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Emre Woolf

"I was given a huge amount of responsibility from the start requiring precision, stamina and attention to detail. This is however carefully balanced by hands-on supervision and I worked closely with some extremely skilled and hardworking lawyers from whom I was able to learn and develop."

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Hannah Gumbrill

"Everyone at the firm is very friendly and you get a real sense that you are working as part of a team. For me, that really sets us apart from other city firms."

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Samantha Woods

"I am proud to have been the trainee in the team when the HS2 Bill became the HS2 Act – something the team had been working on for many years!"

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Jennifer Welby

Jennifer Welby

"The workload and responsibility is proportionate to your experience, but beyond that you are respected as an important part of the firm’s framework."

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Alex Woolcott - Winckworth Sherwood

Alex Woolcott

"Rather than being relegated to the photocopier, you are trusted and supported to do work which is valued by clients and prepares you for life after qualification."

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Gemini Cecil

Gemini Cecil

"I knew Winckworth Sherwood would provide a well rounded and diverse training contract and I am pleased to say that I have not been disappointed."

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Anna-Laura Lock

Anna-Laura Lock

"There is always someone available to listen to your question, no matter how silly you may think it sounds."

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