At Cleveland & Co we love to celebrate our people and their successes. We’re delighted that Helin Genc, a member of our Legal team, has passed her LPC and is now a step closer to qualifying as a solicitor in England & Wales! To celebrate we sat down and asked Helin a few questions about herself, the LPC, and life working at Cleveland & Co.

1. What made you want to enter the Law?

I always wanted a role where I could help people and businesses with their problems, and one where I could be creative and use that creativity alongside my love of reading and writing. The Law was a natural place to look for a career, combining all of those aspects.

2. What does passing the LPC mean to you?

It feels amazing; the culmination of years of hard work! When on the road to qualification it is easy to fall into a negativity trap, but keeping a positive mindset has meant I’ve persevered. I’m delighted to have passed and to be closer to qualifying as a solicitor in England & Wales

 3. What tips would you give to others considering a career in Law?

It’s really important that you want it; studying alongside working is a big commitment and comes with challenges and some sacrifices. I’m thankful that C&Co were able to give me the flexibility I needed to both work and study and I’d encourage everyone to find a firm that will support you on your qualification journey.

4. What are the best bits about working at C&Co?

The firm is really supportive and flexible. There aren’t many law firms which would provide the flexibility to balance work, study, and home life like C&Co have. Everyone is always happy to go the extra mile to support their colleagues. It’s enabled me to be happy in a work environment whilst studying alongside.

5. What would you say to other prospective C&Co employees about the firm?

Corporate law can often come with negative connotations, with long hours and difficult work. However if you look in the right places and find the right firm then it can be an amazing and interesting field of work. Working at a firm like C&Co is different, it’s so far removed from a ‘standard’ corporate law experience and shows that supportive professional environments can and do exist. I’m fortunate to have found a firm which combines a great flexible culture with fantastic people and interesting clients and work.