Claudia Font her move from Spain to England

Claudia Font her move from Spain to England

Spotlight on dual-qualified partner, Claudia Font, who navigated a move to the UK from Spain

What are you most proud of in your career?

I moved to the UK five years ago because of my husband´s work. I had to stop my career and close my small boutique I founded in my native Barcelona two years before we moved. At that time, being qualified in a foreign jurisdiction and hardly speaking English, I thought I would not be able to practise in England, and I simply left my career on standby thinking I was doing the right thing putting my family needs before my profession for a period of time. However, two years after we moved and a second baby I joined gunnercooke and three years later, I qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales being dual qualified. Therefore, having been able to adapt myself and my career to the different circumstances that life has brought me is probably what makes me proudest in my career so far.

How do you juggle your job and your family responsibilities?

Apart from learning every day how to fight against ‘mum guilt’ that turns up too often, a wide range of childcare support is crucial when you live abroad and have no family around. The gunnercooke structure plays an important role here, helping us to cope with both work and family.

If you hadn’t been a lawyer, what would you have liked to have been?

I never considered myself being a Doctor because I was not a “scientist student”, but I think that medicine would be another super rewarding profession I would love to practise in a second life.  

Claudia Font, Partner at gunnercooke llp

Claudia Font. Her move from Spain to England

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