Q&A With Trainee Solicitor, Adam Munn
- 7th August 2019
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We continue our Q&A series with another one of our trainee solicitors. Adam Munn is nearly one year into his training contract with the aim of completing next year. We caught up with Adam to learn more about our trainee solicitor.
Where did you grow up?
I’ve grown up in Rhoose, a small village next to Cardiff airport. I went to Cowbridge Comprehensive School before studying Law and undertaking the LPC at Cardiff University.
It has been nearly a year since you joined Loosemores, how have you found it?
It has been a great experience so far! Everyone at the firm has been really welcoming and friendly. My supervisors have been very supportive, and I have been fortunate enough to work on a variety of matters spanning across the Corporate/Commercial and Dispute Resolution departments. I am now looking forward to my next seat which will be in the Property department.
What’s your highlight?
I particularly enjoyed working on the FAW Club Licensing for the 2019/2020 season. Each year, Welsh clubs competing in the Welsh Premier League (including teams on the verge of promotion to the WPL) are required to submit an application for the grant/renewal of a Tier 1 Licence. In addition, clubs may also apply for a UEFA Licence if they believe they have a strong chance of competing in Europe the following season.
As part of the application process, we are required to provide the FAW with a legal report on each club. For example, we will review and provide comments on the corporate structure of a club as well as other issues such as whether a club’s stadium meets domestic and possibly UEFA criteria.
I thoroughly enjoyed being involved in the project from the outset and seeing it through to completion.
What are your hobbies?
I currently play football for my local side, AFC Rhoose so that takes up a lot of my spare time throughout the week and on the weekends. I enjoy going to the gym most mornings before work and I also try and go skiing once a year with my friends during the Christmas break.
Your go-to coffee order?
Caramel Latte or a Cappuccino.
Rugby or Football?
It has to be football, doesn’t it? I am absolutely useless at playing rugby (not that much better at football either) and I don’t watch much club rugby. However, with that being said, I love watching the Wales men’s international sides play in both sports. The next 18 months is huge – after a successful Six Nations, we will hopefully be able to do the job in Japan. We also still have a good chance of qualifying for the 2020 Euros.
Your all-time favourite player?
Gareth Bale. He has been amazing for club and country and played a huge role in our success at the Euros 2016. I was lucky enough to go to a few games and it is definitely one of the best experiences of my life so far.
And finally, what advice would you give to law graduates who are looking for a training contract?
- Be patient and persevere – it is a very competitive market and it may take some time before you finally secure a training contract. However, it will all be worth it when you finally do!
- Make sure you do your research before starting an application – you should think about what is important to you? For example, what area(s) of law are you interested in; what type of firm do you want to work for; what type of clients you want to work with? Taking these factors into account will assist you when researching and selecting which law firms to apply to. It will also help you tailor your application and answer the big question of “why us?”.
- You should also make a list of all your experiences (both legal and non-legal), the skills you were able to develop and how they can apply to working in a law firm/ becoming a successful lawyer. I have found that law firms want to know about your non-legal experiences just as much as they do about your legal ones.
Adam is currently working in our corporate/commercial department.
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