News and Insights
15 March 2022
Trainee English Solicitor, Rebecca De Freitas talks about her career in the legal profession and her progression with Viberts in the 2022 Reach Magazine, a guide to higher education.
What attracted you to a career in law?
I loved the idea of having a varied, interesting, fast-paced career - whilst being able to use my skillset to help people.
How has your career developed since being with Viberts?
My legal career has flourished at Viberts. I started as a Legal Assistant with no prior experience, before going on to complete my studies in the UK (including a law degree, Legal Practice Certificate and Masters) - which Viberts supported throughout. I am now undertaking a training contract with the firm to qualify as an English Solicitor in March 2023. I started my journey with Viberts as a school-leaver and will soon be a qualified lawyer!
What 3 attributes do you need for your job?
There are many attributes required for my role. The first being communication – both with clients and colleagues.
Clear and effective communication is key in delivering the best service possible. Empathy is also essential. Often when we meet clients they are going through a difficult period, it is important to understand and appreciate the thoughts and feelings that surround our discussions.
Finally, team working skills - I am lucky to work with brilliant colleagues. We support one another on matters to ensure that we achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.
What career tip would you give your younger self?
Work hard, make the most of any opportunities to learn new skills and keep an open mind where you want to end up within the profession.
Reach Magazine 2022
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