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Sophie Gould talks to Alex McAdam about her new role as Trainee Solicitor at ThoughtRiver, where she talks about the great opportunities and personal development she has had to date. Opening up about her role as Advisory Board Member for Aspire, Alex explains how the Aspire network supports and develops in-house lawyers, trainees and paralegals.
What are the key challenges you face in your role?
As I am only a couple of months into my role as a trainee solicitor, I would say that my main challenge is settling in to ThoughtRiver and transitioning within the team. The pace and type of work I am doing is different on a daily-basis, which is hugely beneficial, as I am exposed to a variety of work. I would say keeping abreast of legal developments and best practice is also challenging (as there are only 2 of us working as trainees) however, this is an integral part of our role, so we are always learning and developing.
As ThoughtRiver is a young business, it can be challenging setting up and aligning governance and processes without making them too onerous so that our innovative mind-set is stifled.
What are the biggest opportunities in your role?
The biggest thing is that my training contract is truly unique. The company is the first LegalTech business to have a trainee solicitor and incorporates our product into my training. Because of our extremely small department, I am the point of contact for lower-
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Louisa leads marketing for the in-house legal community at LexisNexis. She joined the dedicated in-house team at LexisNexis four years ago and has a passion for driving and facilitating initiatives which are customer-focused at their heart. Her vision
is to support in-house counsel succeed in their fast-evolving role based on deep insight, data analysis and best practice gathered across the in-house community.
Prior to her in-house focused role, Louisa led the marketing for the bar and mid-market private practice sectors as well as product marketing lead for LexisPSL - LexisNexis' cloud based, practical guidance and legal research software solution.
She brings 20 years' marketing experience both client and agency side, specialising in B2B marketing in the Legal, TMT (Telco, Media and Technology) and Financial Services industries. In both South Africa, Europe and the UK.
Louisa is also an active member on the LexisNexis Gender Equality Matters (GEM) steering committee and is involved with the Families at LexisNexis Group which brings together, supports and lobbies for change those with an interest in balancing the challenges
of work and family.
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