Emily Stokes

Solicitor

Are there any extracurricular activities that you have been involved in via Capsticks?

  • There are a number of extracurricular activities that you can get involved in at Capsticks. I play netball on Tuesdays against teams from other local companies and also volunteer at the pro-bono clinic, providing free employment law advice.

What advice would you give to future trainees?

  • My advice to future trainees would be, try to relax about what happens at the end of your contract. Enjoy your training contract as you might not have another opportunity to get such a variety of work in such a short space of time!

Why did you decide to qualify into the division you are in?

  • Back when I was deciding whether to study law at university, I picked up a book on employment law and have been hooked ever since! Case law in this area is constantly changing how solicitors advise and understand the law, which is challenging but exciting. Being part of the employment team in Capsticks also has the benefit of gaining experience in running Tribunal claims, but also providing general employment advice to clients as well.

What was your experience of the qualification process like?

  • For any trainee solicitor, the qualification process is a stressful experience. The Human Resources department understand this and we were given a clear outline of the process months before our proposed qualification date. In the end the process was surprisingly simple.