From the start, I've been extremely lucky to have had people support me every step of the way at Hogan Lovells. My interview felt like a two way conversation with a partner who was genuinely interested in my experiences and who’d taken the time to familiarise himself with my application. Two years later, after law school, I met this partner again in my first week at the firm – and he’s been a great support and mentor ever since. I think that says a lot about the people at Hogan Lovells.
Everyone has an open door policy and it’s easy to go into someone's office, whether it’s a trainee, associate, senior associate or partner, and talk to them. Within my team, we all work together and tasks are allocated in order to achieve an efficient result.
The best thing about the culture of the firm is how accepting it is of people's differences. Coming from a different country, this has been particularly important: it allows me to be myself and showcase my qualities, despite the fact that I didn’t grow up in the United Kingdom. The firm is tremendously diverse so it’s great to see everyone able to be themselves.
In terms of personalities and backgrounds, everyone at Hogan Lovells is different and has a variety of experience, but it’s our differences that bring us together and set us apart. Every person brings something special to the firm and that in turn is shown in the firm's culture.