"Sometimes tasks can be quite straightforward and involve finding the relevant CPR provision or law but other times tasks can be more abstract!"
The trainees try and meet up at lunchtime for a catch up, although this depends on how busy everyone is. The town centre is only a short walk from the Northampton office so we walk down and buy lunch.
I have received confirmation from a client that they would like me to draft a claim form to regain possession of their property as a tenant has not moved out when they requested. I make sure I have the information I need and prepare the application.
My supervisor has reviewed my letter to a client so I incorporate her suggested amendments and print it ready to be posted. I always make sure any important letters are approved and signed around this time as post is collected at 16.30. Sometimes there can be a bit of a rush if you have several letters to go out.
Once the post is gone, I finish drafting an article for the firm’s website. The firm regularly posts articles and case analyses on recent judgments affecting areas of law we practice in.
After completing a few smaller tasks, I check with my supervisor and the other fee earners in the department that they do not require any further assistance with anything. I compile a list of the tasks I still need to complete so that I am prepared for the next day.
I normally go to a gym class on the way home or pop to the supermarket. Although sometimes you need to stay late to finish any urgent work, your supervisor will assist you in managing your workload. My next seat is in Cambridge so I spend the evening looking at things I will be able to get involved with in the local area.