Emily Chandler

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Law
Job title: Solicitor
Subject of study: Law
Year of graduation: 2018
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Macfarlanes LLP

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I graduated from Exeter in 2018, and started the LPC at BPP in Holborn, London shortly afterwards. I then completed my training contract at Macfarlanes and qualified into the commercial real estate group in September 2021.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I chose this career because I knew it would be challenging and interesting, I felt it suited my skill set and was something I could see myself doing for the long term.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

Law Society including intramural netball Debating Society.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

Definitely the lecturers – I was taught by some of the best tutors and they really enhanced my experience.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

I loved the campus atmosphere, the smaller city and how green it was!

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

I loved everything it had to offer and it combined a great law course with great facilities!

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Debating competitions whilst at university and attending law firm events as well.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Get in early! Lots of law firms have first year schemes which are really useful.

What are your plans for the future?

Seeing where the wind takes me!


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