Career progression

Durham University

(1995 - 1999) BA Honours, Modern European Languages - French, Spanish and Portuguese

Fraser studied studied Modern European Languages (French, Spanish, Portuguese) at the University of Durham. He also had a year abroad as part of his studies at the Université de Provence Aix-Marseille. He would go on to achieve a 2:1.

Fraser was a keen rugby player, playing for his college throughout his time at Durham. He recommends being part of a sports team, as it helps build applicable skills like communication and teamwork, whilst keeping you active!

The University of Law in Guildford

(1999 - 2001) CPE and LPC

After graduating at Durham, Fraser decided on a career in law, so he went on to complete the LPC (Legal Practice experience) and CPE (Postgraduate Diploma in Law) qualifications at The University of Law in Guildford.

Baker & McKenzie

(2001 - 2005) Banking Solicitor

Fraser then went on to join Scottish firm Shephard & Wedderburn (formerly known as Tods Murray when he was there) in the banking department for just under 4 years. He focused on similar work to what he did whilst at Baker & McKenzie.

Shepherd & Wedderburn

(2008 - 2011) Banking Solicitor

Fraser then went on to join Scottish firm Shephard & Wedderburn (formerly known as Tods Murray when he was there) in the banking department for just under 4 years. He focused on similar work to what he did whilst at Baker & McKenzie.

Sainsbury's Bank

(2011 - 2013) In-house Lawyer

Fraser spent just under 2 years working at Sainsbury's bank, focusing on Legal Risk Mitigation.

Multrees Investor Services

(2013 - Present) General Counsel

Fraser has now been at Multrees for just under 9 years. His role consists of providing a wide range of legal advice for internal stakeholders. He also conducts Company secretarial work including Board governance.

Day in the life

We interviewed Fraser on what he experienced during a typical day at work. This section is to provide you with an insight into what it's really like to work as a General Counsel at Multrees.

Wake up

I wake up around 7 am.

In the office

After doing the morning school run, I'm in the office and sat down with a coffee at around 9:15 am.

Morning tasks

My morning work can consist of the following:

  • Client Contracts
  • Software Licence Agreements
  • General administrative work
  • Asset transfers - Trade settlements, forex issues, ISA’s or Tax documentation
  • Any meetings with clients and or team members

Lunch

I have lunch when I can, in between various tasks.

Afternoon tasks

My afternoon tasks follow on from my morning work.

Finish

On average, around 5:15 pm.

Evening work

This depends on how busy things are. I will sometimes complete various jobs to stay on top of things. Usually, I find myself checking and replying to emails.

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Day in the life

We interviewed Fraser on what he experienced during a typical day at work. This section is to provide you with an insight into what it's really like to work as a General Counsel at Multrees.

Wake up

I wake up around 7 am.

In the office

After doing the morning school run, I'm in the office and sat down with a coffee at around 9:15 am.

Morning tasks

My morning work can consist of the following:

  • Client Contracts
  • Software Licence Agreements
  • General administrative work
  • Asset transfers - Trade settlements, forex issues, ISA’s or Tax documentation
  • Any meetings with clients and or team members

Lunch

I have lunch when I can, in between various tasks.

Afternoon tasks

My afternoon tasks follow on from my morning work.

Finish

On average, around 5:15 pm.

Evening work

This depends on how busy things are. I will sometimes complete various jobs to stay on top of things. Usually, I find myself checking and replying to emails.

Full process available
You'll get a detailed description of the final stages of this application
Full advice available
You'll get first hand advice about habits for success and work culture.
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