Areas: Real Estate Lawyers
“The world has a funny way of laughing at you,” says Aaliyah as she reveals that, whilst she now loves property law, she didn’t enjoy it at university. Why the change of heart? “I’ve been learning from people who’ve been doing it for so long and are so good at teaching you as much as they can – that’s made me really enjoy it. The people make the difference.”
Just six months into her time with GSC when the pandemic struck, Aaliyah is glad to be back at work, and her role is an increasingly involved one. “I’m doing lots of drafting of documents for partner approval and gaining more experience in the detail of the work which I’m really happy about.”
Next on Aaliyah’s agenda is studying for a master’s degree in law with a likely focus on commercial aspects. Then, she hopes to become a fully qualified solicitor with GSC.
“It’s such a family feel here, as cliched as that sounds,” she explains. “I’d love to stay here.”
Qualifications & Experience
Aaliyah has a 2.1 in law which she obtained from De Montfort University in 2018.
Before joining GSC Solicitors, Aaliyah worked as a clerk for Hughes Fowler Carruthers.
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‘A small firm which punches well above its weight’ GSC Solicitors LLP undertook leasing transactions for several blue-chip corporate tenants, particularly in the media sector. It acted for a number of hotel owners regarding the acquisition and development of new hotels.
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