If I had to describe the firm's culture in one word, it would have to be ‘welcoming’. In the first few weeks of my training contract, my cohort of trainees took part in Hogan Lovells BaSe – our business and social enterprise programme.
Here, we were joined by colleagues from offices across Europe such as Munich, Milan, and Warsaw. It was a great way for me to start building my global network within the firm, and from the very beginning displayed the firms’ cohesive culture that offers its lawyers opportunities to integrate and work across borders.
The firm’s culture affects me on a personal level too – it has a big impact on everyone’s day-to-day life. The fact that everyone on my team has been so friendly and inclusive has meant that I enjoy coming into work every day, even on days when I have to stay late at the office.
When I have had to stay a bit later, there’s always something social going on in the local area. In the evening, you can really see the city come to life. Farringdon, where Atlantic House is, is a great place to eat out – one of my favourites is Eat Tokyo, which is within walking distance from the office.