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May 24

Paralegal Spotlight: Diana Mihalova

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Lizzie Grayson

Lizzie Grayson

Paralegal Spotlight: Diana Mihalova

It is time to shine the spotlight once again on one of our stand-out paralegals. This time, we were delighted to have a chat with Diana, an LLB graduate who moved to the UK at the age of 8 gaining interest in the legal industry after witnessing the time, care and dedication that solicitors provide to their clients. Through Flex, Diana was given the incredible opportunity to work with Magic Circle Law firm, Freshfields. Here’s what she has to say about her experience...

Hi Diana! Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your background?

Hello, my name is Diana, an LLB graduate and a SQE1 candidate. I moved to the UK at the age of 8, not speaking any English. Alongside my studies, my experience into the world of law started at Citizens Advice.

It's been a journey filled with growth, from overcoming language barriers to learning the legal system. And now, as I embark on the next chapter of my legal career, I'm more motivated than ever to make a difference in the field.

How did you first become interested in working in law?

My passion for law arose unexpectedly at the age of 12, following a car accident. Though not severe, it required a solicitor. Through this experience, we formed a connection with our solicitor, who went above and beyond to aid us. Witnessing her dedication to help others sparked a desire within me to make a similar impact in people's lives.

Specifically, I was drawn to specialising in personal injury law, driven by the desire to provide the same level of care and support that we received during that time. Since that, I have been introduced to more areas of laws and have a new-found interest in commercial law.

Could you tell us about your experience of working through Flex Legal?

Working through Flex Legal has been an amazing, smooth experience. Lizzie has been amazing and has actively worked to help me enhance my profile, ensuring it stands out. Securing my legal position through Flex Legal was super efficient, the whole team made sure the process is smooth without any delays or complications. What sets Flex Legal apart is their unwavering support system and even after joining a role, the team maintains regular communication and offers ongoing assistance, demonstrating their genuine investment in your success.

Working through Flex Legal has been an amazing, smooth experience!

Diana Mihalova, Flex Paralegal

Where are you currently working?

I am currently working at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, through the help of Flex Legal. As an aspiring commercial solicitor, it has been super interesting to get an insight into a commercial firm. Working within a team of like-minded, motivated people has been amazing. During my time here, I've had the privilege of being exposed to fascinating cases, allowing me to deepen my understanding of commercial law. Additionally, I've had the opportunity to refine my attention to detail and document review skills. Overall, it's been a valuable experience that blends practical learning with my passion for commercial law.

What advice would you give to those looking to get into paralegal work?

To any aspiring solicitors or young professionals who have an interest in working as a paralegal, don’t give up! Law is a very competitive field but don’t be discouraged. During my interview stages I have learned that being yourself is highly valued. Show your enthusiasm for the area of law you want to work in, show your genuine self and passion for the work you want to do.

What sets Flex Legal apart is their unwavering support system and even after joining a role, the team maintains regular communication.

Diana Mihalova, Flex Paralegal

Additional Resources:

  • Hire now - want to take on some top quality interim legal professionals like Diana? Check out our ‘hire’ page today to find the paralegals and lawyers you need to ease your team’s workload.
  • How we've supported Emerald Publishing with interim lawyers - perhaps Diana’s experiences have got you wondering what interim legal resourcing could do for your team? Take a look at this case study, where we break down how we supported Emerald Publishing with interim lawyers.
  • Apply to be a Flex Paralegal - interested in what the world of interim paralegal work could look like for you? Well look no further! Click here to learn more and perhaps even apply.