My relationship with Walkers began when I was a high school student eager to explore a career in law. Even then, the firm invested in my aspirations by providing internships, sponsoring my legal education and mentoring me throughout. Fast forward a few decades and today, my clients demand the highest levels of professional care. Walkers provides all of the tools to do my job to the best of my abilities: professionally trained business support staff, cutting edge IT infrastructure, modern boardroom facilities minutes from the airport, market-leading institutional know-how and colleagues in various time zones to provide 24 hour support. All of that and I can see the Caribbean Sea from my desk, pop home in five minutes to walk my dogs and not pay income tax locally - my loyalty to Walkers is a no brainer.

My time at Walkers began as a summer intern at the tender age of 16. It has continued through completing my articles of clerkship and qualifying as a lawyer – now practicing in the Firm's Finance and Corporate Group. In all my years at Walkers, I can honestly say that the collegiate atmosphere and dynamic work environment that is Walkers makes the inevitably long hours in the office very worthwhile in all respects.

Walkers have been ever-present throughout my legal career. From summer internships and legal sponsorship for both my graduate conversion course, the postgraduate certificate in legal practice and my articles with the firm through to my current position as an associate in the Insolvency and Dispute Resolution Group. Walkers has provided a platform for success based on a structured training programme, a collegiate atmosphere and experience with clients that compare favourably with any onshore firm.

I joined Walkers' Dublin office in March 2012 as a legal secretary and personal assistant to the Investment Funds Group.

I had previously worked in one of Ireland's top 5 legal firms and found investment funds to be both an interesting and challenging area. Although with over 25 years' experience, my career has also spanned a range of industries, including financial services, airline, accounting and roles with many multi-national companies.

When I heard that Walkers was opening an office in Dublin, I was excited to combine my experience to date with the opportunities that such a dynamic international firm could provide. My hopes were not disappointed and I enjoy working in the Investment Funds group on both a professional and personal level.