What our recent recruits think – Fahmida Mustafa

7 July 2022
Fahmida Mustafa, Legal Assistant

Another in our series sharing the thoughts of our recent recruits, giving a great insight for any potential applicants into what it is like to apply for a position with us.

In this instalment we talk to Fahmida Mustafa who joined our Commercial Property team as a Legal Assistant in November 2021. We asked Fahmida:

Why did you decide to apply for your role with us?
I want a career in law and having completed my law degree, masters and LPC I wanted to join a law firm with a great reputation such as Cullimore Dutton. In terms of my specific role, I had studied commercial property as an elective on my LPC and it is an area of law which really interests me, so when I saw the role advertised on LinkedIn I knew it was the role for me.

How did you find the recruitment process?
Really simple, straight forward and very quick. I submitted my CV on a Friday, received a phone call the following Tuesday to arrange an interview for Thursday, I was offered the job Thursday evening and started in the office on the following Monday!

What have you enjoyed so far about your role and Cullimore Dutton?
How willing people are to help – I am conscious that many colleagues have 20 plus years’ experience to call upon whereas I am still very early in my career, it’s nice to be in an environment where you can ask questions and colleagues are not only keen to give you an answer, but also explain the reasoning behind it, so every day is a school day.

I have been really impressed with the quality of our solicitors and the extensive knowledge they have. I really enjoy the one-2-one relationship I have with Nick Jackson, our head of Commercial Property, I get a lot of mentorship from Nick and I am learning so much from him.

Everyone has been so welcoming and friendly – I feel comfortable being here. One thing I remember from my first day is that when I was given a tour and introduced to the whole team everyone greeted me with a smile, that has stuck with me.

What are your hopes and ambitions for your career?
I hope to earn a training contract and qualify as a solicitor, along the way I also hope to learn as much as I can from my colleagues so that I can become the best solicitor I can be.

Join Fahmida
We are currently recruiting for several positions, so if you are interested in joining Fahmida and the rest of our team visit the careers page of our website where you will be able to view our available roles and apply.

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