WPM: Meet Abi Wilkinson
My parents are both very artistic but I never felt that I had inherited the artistic gene. Not knowing what I wanted to do with my life, I chose topics I was broadly interested in to study at college – law, psychology and sociology. This is where I fell in love with the law and decided to pursue my degree. For me, the appeal of law is that it reaches into every aspect of human life and is constantly evolving with society – there are always new questions to be answered.
I spent many years working in residential property prior to joining Greenwoods GRM. I’ve worked on a number of the big developments around London, done some work for the Crown Estate and helped secure a penthouse apartment for an actual Arabian princess! My most memorable case was one where relations between the buyer and seller had, unfortunately, turned sour and so the seller attempted to take all the sinks and toilets with him in a bid to have the last laugh! He wasn’t laughing for long, of course, and did end up having to pay for the repairs.
I moved to the Wealth Preservation department in October 2020 and the last 9 months have absolutely flown by! I learn something new every day and get to pick the brains of an exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced team. The work we do is hugely gratifying and no two days are ever the same.
I am due to start my training contract with Greenwoods GRM next September and I’m really looking forward to this next chapter of my career. I know that I will be offered a really hands-on experience and a high level of exposure to clients, meaning that I will get a real feel for each department I sit in, which is exciting.
Outside of work I love to eat, travel and spend evenings out at the theatre, ballet or a comedy club. I’ve managed to squeeze in a post-lockdown trip to The Globe already and I’ve got tickets to see Swan Lake (again!) in a few months. When the world goes back to normal, I am planning an interrailing trip so I can eat my way around Europe and I can’t wait to get back to the mountains for the next ski season, too. Mostly because I love to ski but also because you just can’t beat a tartiflette at 15,000ft!
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