Loryn Bridgen

I’m just about to start a new role as Trainee Solicitor, the latest step in my career with Ogier following on from one year as a paralegal at the firm. My new role will see me working across different practice areas and building on my experience, which has already seen me assist multiple fee earners at all levels across several jurisdictions, making the work extremely varied. A typical working day could range from listing debt on the International Stock Exchange, to assisting on the Jersey or British Virgin Islands aspect of larger multi-jurisdictional transactions.

How did you get your job?
During my final year at university I had a discussion with the HR department at Ogier, where we discussed my ambitions for my future career in law and the opportunities that Ogier had to offer. This led to a partner interview and aptitude test for a paralegal role, with a view to progressing to the Trainee Solicitor Scheme in the future.

What motivates you in this role?
With my future career in mind, one of my biggest motivations as a paralegal was progression onto the Trainee Solicitor Scheme. In addition to this, I was motivated to learn as much as possible in order to determine whether corporate law was an area I would like to practice in post-qualification.

Are there any future skills you will need to learn for your role?
The majority of the key skills required for the role are already inherent and simply need to be developed. This is achieved through the support and mentoring of your senior colleagues, as well as regular seminars run by Ogier for paralegals and trainees.

What are the three most important skills required for your role?
Communication
Time management
Attention to detail

What advice would you give someone interested in a career in your profession?
Work hard, persevere and always remain eager to learn!

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