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Michael Pattinson

Michael Pattinson

Partner, Head of Corporate

I trained at Trowers, qualified in 1993 and was made a partner in 1999. Before joining, I did summer placements at both Trowers and a magic circle firm. The contrast was very clear to me then and remains true today - this is a hardworking, collegiate and friendly firm.

Trainees are very much lawyers in the making - you'll need to have strong intellectual ability to understand the work and our clients' businesses. You'll also need to be cheerful and a team player too. My job as a partner is not only to supervise trainees, but also to encourage and nurture them - it's a responsibility that we take very seriously.

My advice to anyone thinking of a career in law is to persevere. Law is a very competitive environment and it's difficult to get a training contract, but if you do, it's a very rewarding career. The future looks bright for Trowers - we are a growing firm and that is a very exciting place to be at the moment.