• Monikar joined Brachers in April 2022 as a Paralegal in our Commercial Litigation team before becoming a Trainee Solicitor in 2023. She also joined the Brachers Community Relations Committee in 2022 where she volunteers regularly alongside organising fundraising events for the Brachers charity of the year.

    I am most proud my career progression, transitioning from Paralegal to a Trainee Solicitor whilst also obtaining my Masters in Law, with the firm’s support. Brachers has a supportive and engaging environment that I am proud to be a part of

    Monikar Cheema Trainee Solicitor (Employment)
  • Tell me about your career at Brachers so far.

    I began my career at Brachers over two years ago, initially joining as a Paralegal in the Commercial Litigation team. During this time, I completed my Masters in Law with Legal Practice Course which greatly contributed to my professional growth. Prior to joining Brachers, I have accumulated extensive experience in local Kent law firms.

    As of September 2023, I have been working as a Trainee Solicitor. I am now in the Employment team, with my previous seat being in the Private Client team. Brachers has been incredibly supportive of my career development, providing numerous opportunities for advancement and learning.

  • In a few sentences, describe a typical day for you

    I am currently on my second seat in the Employment team. My typical day involves working on both contentious and non-contentious matters, providing support to all fee earners in the team. I engage in legal research, drafting documents and communicating with clients. I am always given the opportunity to work on tasks I haven’t done before and have exposure to all aspects of progressing matters.

    The team is very supportive and always have time to provide me with feedback. We have regular catch-ups to support each other and manage workloads effectively.

    What do you like most about what you do here at Brachers?

    What I appreciate most about Brachers is its strong commitment to community involvement and charity work, which aligns with my values.

    Shortly after joining Brachers, I became a member of Brachers’ Community Relations Committee where I help organise fundraising events and volunteer at the firm’s charity of the year- currently Team Tutsham.

    I also have been trained as a dementia friend and taken part in the Tunbridge Wells Legal Walk which raises money for Citizens Advice.

    What’s your favourite part of working with your team and wider colleagues?

    My favourite part of working with the team and wider colleagues is the supportive and considerate atmosphere. The firm’s culture fosters collaborative learning, providing access to a wealth of knowledge from experienced colleagues to help me continuously learn and grow.

    What stands out to you about the culture at Brachers?

    Brachers has a strong focus on client care, ensuring that clients receive the best possible service. The collaborative effort within the team and across different departments fosters a unified approach to tackling challenges. Brachers is also forward-thinking and innovative, continuously seeking new ways to improve and adapt current legal processes.

    The firm’s focus on employee wellbeing and opportunities for networking have also been incredibly beneficial for my personal and professional growth. Brachers also encourages department socials and wider firm social events including chocolate making, crazy golf and fun days to help strengthen our relationships.

  • What are you most proud of, working at Brachers?

    I am most proud of my career progression, transitioning from Paralegal to a Trainee Solicitor whilst also obtaining my Masters in Law, with the firm’s support. Brachers has a supportive and engaging environment that I am proud to be a part of.

    Additionally, I take great pride in my involvement in the firm’s charity work, which has allowed me to make a positive impact in the community.

    Finally: What would you say to someone considering working at Brachers?

    If you’re considering working at Brachers, I’d highly recommend it. You will be surrounded by colleagues with a wealth of knowledge, making it an excellent learning environment. There are so many opportunities for personal and professional growth. Brachers is a place where you can thrive and grow.

  • Brachers life

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    As a firm we continue to grow, and are proud to be leading the way with our innovation and investment in technology.

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  • “Friendly staff, supportive and approachable colleagues who share the same vision.”

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  • Building your career

    We believe in the potential of our staff and allowing people to shine. With our clear progression routes and a range of support systems, you’ll have all you need to achieve a fulfilling career.

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  • Benefits

    Our staff work really hard and we think hard work should be rewarded. We offer a great benefits package to ensure we make your work with Brachers, and your life outside of work, more fulfilling.

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  • “My role from trainee to partner at Brachers has been very rewarding. I now enjoy supporting and mentoring the new trainees joining our team”

    Matt Simmonds, Partner (Corporate and Commercial)
  • “This is a great place to work. If you are looking for an alternative opportunity to a London firm, but want to maintain the quality of clients and work, you couldn’t do better than joining Brachers”

    Alex Cosgrove, Partner (Corporate and Commercial)
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    Whether you are a student looking for work experience, you are considering your first steps into a legal career or you are exploring a new career path, we offer a wide range of opportunities to give you the best start.

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