8.30

I arrive at the office and, as my computer boots up, I begin the day with a cup of coffee as I review my to-do list. I then check my emails to see if there have been any overnight developments that require my attention.


8.45

There is an email from my supervisor waiting for me. He has received a list of questions from a client regarding how their company, which we recently helped set up, is governed and run. He has a mid-morning call with the client, so he needs me to use the company’s Articles of Association and other documents to prepare a suitable guidance note addressing the client’s issues.

10.00

I turn my attention to some academy conversion work from the day before. I had been asked to draft various agreements for several schools that are converting to academy status. I finish the drafting and take the time to proof-read carefully each document before handing them to my supervisor for his comments.

11.30

We are exchanging contracts on a deal and have received the other side’s signed documents. I have been told to prepare our counterpart documents for exchange, along with a covering letter. I make sure the client has signed in all the relevant places and draft a short letter to the other side enclosing the documents. After some amendments from my supervisor, I place the letter in the outgoing mail.


13.00

There are several supermarkets within walking distance of the office, so I have time to head out for some fresh air and something to eat.