Meet Trainee Solicitor Katie

As part of National Careers Week, 4th - 9th March 2024, we are introducing you to our Trainee Solicitors. Please meet Katie.

Katie joined GWCA in February 2023 and is part of our prestigious Training Contract programme. 

Katie studied Law at Sussex University and went straight on to do her Legal Practice Course (LPC) after graduating. Whilst doing the LPC full-time, Katie joined GWCA as a part-time Paralegal. On completing the LPC, Katie started working as a trainee solicitor and is currently in the Probate team at Rustington. In April, Katie will move to our Arundel office and focus on Conveyancing, then onto the Litigation department in Worthing. Her final six months will be in the department of her choice once she has more of an idea of what seat she wants to go into after she has qualified

When Katie is not working, she enjoys going for walks across the coast and countryside and travelling to cities to find those places with amazing views. She loves experiencing new restaurants (especially Thai food) with family and friends and has a small obsession with Cadbury’s chocolate.

Whilst Katie was growing up, her dad did a degree in law and this frequently became the hot topic around the dinner table. She decided to do Law at A-level because she knew the basics. Whilst at Worthing College, she had a fantastic tutor who made her fall even more in love with the subject and find her passion to continue this at university and into a career.

Currently based at our Rustington office, Katie is gaining valuable experience by having a team who are approachable and supportive. This has helped Katie settle into the ‘big, scary’ world of law! She is enjoying the mental maths element of Probate, making sure all the values are correct. She is looking forward to continuing to learn and grow within GWCA.

After qualifying, Katie hopes to gain post-qualification experience within the seat of her choice.

Advice from Katie, “Be open minded, you need to be able to see both sides. Be able to have an open discussion and be able to understand everyone’s point of view.”