Christopher Abboud

Christopher is a Trainee Solicitor in the Real Estate Finance department. He assists the team with a wide variety of investment and development transactions.

Prior to joining Hamlins in September 2015, Christopher worked for an in-house firm of solicitors at a multi-national financial services corporation.

How did you get to where you are now?

After obtaining my politics degree from the University of Leeds, I completed the GDL and LPC at BPP. After that, I worked for an in-house firm of solicitors at a multi-national financial services corporation before joining Hamlins in 2015. I started in the Lender Services department where I became a deputy team leader within the property and litigation sub-teams before joining the Real Estate department in 2019. During 2020, I had the opportunity to temporarily assist the Media Disputes department with phone-hacking litigation. I began my training contract at Hamlins in September 2021 and am currently undertaking my first seat with the Real Estate Finance department.

What made you want to join Hamlins?

Hamlins provided me with an opportunity to transition from in-house work to a larger law firm with a variety of clients with differing needs. On joining, I was immediately impressed with how friendly everyone was and this atmosphere has been a large contributor to my desire to stay at Hamlins long term.

What is the best thing about working for Hamlins?

Hamlins has always been progressive but the last year has really shone a light on this.  I have enjoyed the large number of remote events that have been organised. Personal training sessions and being able to try yoga from the comfort (and privacy) of my own home have been personal highlights.

What are 3 words to describe Hamlins?

Welcoming, collaborative and engaging.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

‘Never be afraid or embarrassed to ask for help or advice.’

What excites you about working in law?

It continually changes and evolves, bringing new responsibilities and rewards. Every day is unique with different problems to solve and new challenges to tackle.

Christopher Abboud