William Reddie: Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
In order to secure a training contract, I tried to get as much work experience as possible. I spent some time at a firm but also worked in an in house legal department. It seems an obvious thing to say but my work experience really helped me to decide what type of law I was interested in. When I found something particularly interesting, I went away and found out more about it. In interviews, I could then talk about what I had found out and why I was drawn to that area. Not only did this improve my own knowledge but it also helped to show that I had genuinely taken an interest in certain areas of practice.