Walker Morris
THE WALKER MORRIS ACADEMY FOR TALENTED LAWYERS OF TOMORROW.
Walker Morris
THE WALKER MORRIS ACADEMY FOR TALENTED LAWYERS OF TOMORROW.

Carly Thorpe, Director

If you could write your own job title that best describes what you do here, what would it be?

“Solver of problems”

What volunteering or passion projects do you do outside of work?

“As a side hustle, my husband and I make and sell chilli sauces, pickles and nuts under the business name “New Yorkshire Emporium”. So at weekends you can often find me behind a stall at a farmers market or food festival (usually eating everything I’ve bought from the other stalls!).”

Graduate Profile

What’s your biggest achievement to date?

“It might sound a bit cheesy but qualifying as a Solicitor. It was a long slog to get here – from being the first in my family to stay in school past 16, never mind go to university, and then support myself through law school, and a training contract (at another firm) where I was the only person who looked or sounded like me or who didn’t come from a public school background. So it wasn’t easy and I was so proud of myself when I qualified.”

What advice/quote would you give to future graduates wanting to join Walker Morris?

“Tailor your application to the firm that you are applying to. Make sure you have done your research on the firm and include this in your application form. Above all – have someone proof read your application – typos create a terrible impression and are an easy thing to fix.”

What one thing do you love about your job?

“Construction law is constantly changing and is technically challenging so I am always learning and it is never boring.”

Why did you choose us?

“Honestly, a large part of my interview was discussing with the Partner all our favourite places to eat and I knew I had found my people!

More seriously, I wanted the opportunity to work on high value, complex, difficult cases, for national and international clients, whilst being able to live in the middle of the countryside in Yorkshire.”