8.30 marks my arrival into the office. I am currently in my first seat (Commercial Property). Whilst waiting for my computer to load, I compile my initial “to-do-list” for the day. I then check my emails for any overnight developments that may have come through.
I draft the relevant documents and make a couple of applications to the Land Registry.
I attend a department meeting. Although the department is busy, it is important that everyone communicates regularly and keeps in touch. We speak about workloads and the planning of a ghost tour around Norwich which the firm is to hold.
I undertake some research into a property which is changing use from residential to commercial and look into the relevant SDLT rates.
We are acting for a Landlord who wishes to exclude the 1954 Act. I draft the relevant documents required to do this and get them checked by my supervisor.
My supervisor asks me to look into an interesting conveyance. Certain individuals have priority over the land if certain members of the royal family are still alive. I go about researching the royal family tree and deciphering the old wording to see if it is still relevant.
I meet up with the fellow trainees and we all go for lunch in the gardens of Norwich Cathedral. Although the autumn weather is a little chilly, the sun is still shining!
An email has come in from a client who wishes to locate a number of older documents. I set about finding and compiling these.
My supervisor asks me to consider an email from a client. An item in the property is broken and the client wishes to know whose job it is to repair it. I obtain a copy of the lease documents and report back to my supervisor with my findings.
A client is to carry out some development work but there are a number of discrepancies between various plans. I open up maps on my desk and compare them to see where the issues lie.
I begin a number of administrative tasks. This includes logging how I have spent my time throughout the day, asking other fee earners if they require any assistance, tidying my desk and updating my training contract record.
I head home for the day. I catch up with family and make plans for the weekend.