Eógan Hickey

University College Cork

I graduated from the BCL (International) at University College Cork in 2016, having spent a full academic year on exchange in Montreal, where I largely focussed my studies on International Business Law. 

On my return to Ireland I knew wanted to pursue a career at a top-tier corporate law firm such as William Fry. The following spring I applied for the Summer Internship Programme.

I completed a four-week Summer Internship in the Technology Team, which does cutting edge work for a wide variety of both international and domestic clients. I had the opportunity to work on a high profile case which received both national and international coverage. The knowledge that my work could be so impactful was really motivating and cemented my desire to work in corporate law. 

I was impressed by the friendly, open and inclusive environment around the Office, especially the Firm’s open door policy, and was really made to feel part of the Firm. The Firm’s beautiful modern offices include a gym and restaurant, and there are plenty of amenities nearby. Throughout the month we were invited to both intern and Firm-wide social events, including the summer barbecue. I made some genuine friends who I am still in touch with, and some of my colleagues on the internship are now in my trainee intake. At the end of the month I was delighted to accept an offer of a training contract with William Fry.

I commenced my training contract in September 2019, going straight into Blackhall Place to begin my professional training. My William Fry trainee intake are a really lovely bunch, and I have made some true friends in a very short space of time. 

All in all my William Fry experience has been overwhelmingly positive and I am thoroughly looking forward to honing my skills as a lawyer at one of the country’s top Corporate Law Firms. 

"From the moment I stepped into William Fry’s Offices I was immediately impressed, it's located in a beautiful modern building right in the heart of Grand Canal Square."

Eógan Hickey

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