The best advocates of our graduate careers are the trainees themselves. Here’s what Georgina had to say about life at AG.
- Name: Georgina Mercer
- Job title: Trainee
- Location: Leeds
- Current Department: Finance Litigation
How I Got Here
I studied Law with European Studies at the University of Leeds. What attracted me to AG was the high-quality work but also the brilliantly friendly culture. People say it’s an "international firm with a northern soul", which I think is pretty accurate! Each day is different and you never know what’s coming around the corner. In Litigation, typical tasks range from drafting documents for court to meeting with clients or giving training and drafting articles on interesting areas of law. Whichever department you're in, it's never dull.
Excellent Facilities, Great Surroundings
The offices are excellent, and the investment reflects the firm's success and growth in recent years, which only seems to be continuing.
Highly Complex Work
My first seat was in Financial Regulation, which involved working in Consumer Credit and Payments. I worked with a wide range of financial institutions to ensure their compliance in a highly complex area of law. I'm currently in Financial Litigation, which is really exciting and fast-paced. There's a lot of expertise in the team and I've been lucky enough to work on some very high-profile matters.
Delighting the Client
My proudest moment so far has been successfully defending an application to set aside default judgment. The client was very happy with the result and it made all the hours of hard work worth it!
Learning from the Best
It's really inspiring working with a group of dynamic people who are not only at the top of their game but are great fun too. It's good to feel like I'm learning from the best.
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