The open plan office allows trainees to work amongst partners and senior colleagues, making BPE a fantastic place to learn.
I joined BPE in October 2016 as a Trainee and have recently qualified into the Commercial team.
Prior to undertaking my training contract at BPE I worked as a litigation paralegal for a large national firm. My experience in litigation helps me take a risk based approach to commercial drafting; to identify areas likely to give rise to a dispute and ensure I take any pre-emptive steps to mitigate those risks as far as possible for my client.
During my time as a trainee in the Commercial team I took a particular interest in intellectual property and I am pleased to be able to continue working in this area now that I have qualified. I assist clients in registering, protecting and exploiting their intellectual property both in the UK and overseas. I enjoy the variety of intellectual property work and the close contact I have with clients to help them develop and protect their brand.
I am also heavily involved in the team’s GDPR work. I enjoy going out to meet clients to deliver bespoke data protection training and conduct on site data audits. I assist clients with drafting and implementing their data protection policies, staff training and responding to subject access requests.