Associate Rebecca Mitchell completed her training contract with B P Collins before qualifying as a solicitor in the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice group in September 2015. She is one of five junior solicitors that have recently been selected to take part in The Lawyer’s new Project Millennial feature.
The feature will be following the five newly qualified solicitors throughout their careers, charting how their roles develop and ambitions progress, as changes to training, technology and solicitor regulations alter the legal landscape.
The first edition of the project features in this week’s The Lawyer magazine and on the website. The piece introduces the select five, finding out about their aspirations and their views on the current state of the legal profession.
In the feature, Rebecca discusses her path to a career in law, commenting: “I wanted to do something that challenged me academically and was also varied in the type of work you do.
“With law, no two cases are the same because, even if they seem in principle to be identical, there is always one differentiating factor: the clients.”
The five junior solicitors also share their thoughts on the SRA proposing a centralised final exam that everyone takes on qualification, Generation Y attitudes to working life, as well as their aspirations for the next 10 years.