What is Commercial Awareness? This is a question asked by many prospective trainee solicitors – they know it is something they need to demonstrate, but often don’t understand exactly what it means. Our managing partner, Mark Pelopida, considers commerciality to be one of the most important skills in a future trainee solicitor, and it is
Thomas joined Machins in July 2020 as a Trainee Solicitor and currently works in the Public Family department in Luton.
He graduated with a degree in Law and Business from the University of Warwick before studying the Legal Practice Course at BPP University in Cambridge, achieving a Commendation in 2019.
Before joining Machins, Thomas worked as a Criminal Disclosure Paralegal at the Serious Fraud Office and as a Document Review Paralegal on a public inquiry for the Cabinet Office.
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My training contract was due to start on the 1st July 2020, and thankfully unlike many other firms, Machins did not postpone my start date because of COVID-19. I started my first seat, in the Private Family department in the Berkhamsted office, when the effects of the pandemic were lessened and ‘Rishies Dishes’ were all