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From Paralegal to Associate – Laura Sinoplu
WAB would not be the place it is without our people. In WABChats, we talk to some of our team and find out more about the people behind the firm. Whether they’re giving expert advice to clients or running essential business services, our team members’ varied backgrounds, skills and expertise make WAB what it is.
In this week’s WABChat, we talk to Associate Laura Sinoplu, who joined WAB back in 2018 as a Paralegal and qualified into our Corporate Team in 2022.
How did you end up with a career in the law?
I started thinking about a career in law when deciding which A Level subjects to select. I enjoyed the analytical side of studying humanities subjects, but knew that I wanted to learn something ‘new’ at uni, rather than continuing my studies in any one traditional subject and somehow a Law degree just felt like a good fit! Progressing into a legal career felt like a natural step from a law degree and I enjoyed considering the commercial and practical implications of the case studies that we considered as part of the degree, so I decided to pursue a career at a commercial firm, rather than firms with a private client or criminal firm. The rest is history, because I was lucky enough to be accepted as a Paralegal at W&B as soon as I completed my degree! I’ve been here ever since, completing my Training Contract and then qualifying as an Associate.
Can you describe a bit about what you do for WAB?
I have recently qualified as an Associate into our Corporate team. The Corporate team assist clients in a variety of functions, and I assist with mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, company restructurings, constitutional matters and board governance. On a day-to-day basis the majority of my workload usually revolves around assisting with transactional work.
Do you have a particular interest within Corporate Law, is there anything you particularly enjoy?
I am still learning every day and I love that! I really enjoy being able to work closely with clients to help them achieve their desired outcome. That is definitely one of the most enjoyable parts of the job, getting to know the client and their business in great depth is really fascinating, especially given the huge range of innovative exciting clients that WAB do work for!
What excites you most about working for WAB?
It is tricky to choose! There is a real focus on growth and development across every aspect of the business, and that is a really exciting mission to be involved in. Our clients, and the sectors that they operate in, are diverse and interesting, again meaning that there is always something to learn. Last but by no means least, the people that make up WAB are wonderful – there is a real sense of camaraderie and support… and we always make time to have some fun along the way!
What do you get up to when you’re out of the office?
I love spending time with my family and friends, re-watching TV series like Greys Anatomy and NCIS, knitting (a new hobby, courtesy of our wonderful Trainee Ella) and thinking about interior design.
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