A day in the legal life—Women in the law

A day in the legal life—Women in the law

A new LexisNexis series, A day in the legal life—Women in the law meets some of the most influential and inspiring women in the legal industry and asks them to share their professional successes, day to day work and most memorable career moments. This week we get an insight into the life of a young associate at Bird & Bird LLP, and winner of the Inspirational Women in Law, Under 35 Lawyer of the Year Award 2018, Rachel Welch-Phillips.

My alarm goes off and I…

groan. I am not a morning person and never have been. As such I have always made a promise to myself that whatever I am dragging myself out of bed for in the morning must be satisfying, enjoyable and ultimately serve a greater purpose. I am currently an associate at Bird & Bird LLP working in the Aviation Finance department. My day to day involves keeping planes in the air by assisting airlines with the leasing and financing of aircraft, as well as advising on how the industry can do better from an environmental perspective. Before becoming a lawyer, I was an environmentalist—I hold two degrees in Environmental Policy and have always had a passion for integrating into industry and helping them to be better corporate citizens.

How I got my job?

Born in Trinidad and Tobago, raised in Caracas Venezuela and educated in the USA and Brazil, I never thought I would end up a city lawyer in London, and my route here is not a traditional one. I came to the UK to read MPhil Envir

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About the author:

Hannah is one of the Future of Law blog’s digital and technical editors. She graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in History and Politics and previously freelanced for News UK, before working as a senior news editor for LexisNexis.