In the Spotlight – Lucy Trynka
Former Trainee Lucy Trynka has recently been appointed as a newly qualified solicitor in the firm's Employment team.
What is your name?
Where do you live?
I recently moved to North Ferriby!
What connects you to Yorkshire?
I was born in Beverley and have grown up here!
Tell us about your family?
I am the youngest of four girls- my dad gave up trying for a boy and accepted that he would have to convert at least one of us to loving football. I am very close with my family and although they don't all live close by anymore I try to see them as often as possible (the one sister and brother in law who live in the next village might say sometimes too much…)
Why did you decide on a legal career?
My dad was a solicitor for over 40 years and although I haven't followed him into the same type of law I'm sure he likes to think he inspired me… I like a challenge and trying to find appropriate answers to clients' legal questions means every day is a different kind of challenge.
What do you do in your job?
I'm only just starting in my newly qualified role as an Employment Solicitor, however when I undertook employment law work as a trainee it involved drafting contracts of employment, researching points of law and preparing particulars of claims and responses to claims. Recently there have been a lot of enquiries regarding the Government's furlough scheme.
What is the best piece of advice you have received so far in your career?
"Clients don't want to be told what the problems are, they want to be told solutions."
What is your most treasured possession?
My hot water bottle that I keep under my desk for the winter (and in summer when the aircon is on too high).
If you could invite three people to dinner (dead or alive) who would they be?
Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks and Michelle Obama.
What is the last film you watched?
During lockdown I feel like I've exhausted all of the decent films on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Sky so it was probably a film I've already seen 100 times, but the best film I watched recently was Brian Banks - I love films based on true stories; especially sports films.
What's your perfect holiday destination?
I find beach holidays boring and always pick a city break or an activity holiday, but the place I always go back to is Italy as I am obsessed with neopolitan pizza followed by an aperol spritz!
What makes Yorkshire special?
It makes the best tea bags!
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