I break for lunch and walk over to the nearby shopping centre with fellow trainees to catch up on how their seats and workload are going. We also discuss the upcoming trainee meeting. This meeting affords all of the trainees across the different offices and training principals a chance to discuss our experiences so far.
I draft a full response to the client who emailed overnight, having discussed it with my supervisor earlier that day.
Another client calls with an urgent enquiry about the administration of an estate matter. I collect as much information as I can from the client and explain that I will discuss with my supervisor and get back to her as soon as possible. My supervisor has just left the office so I have to be quick thinking and call another colleague in the department. I then revert to the client with the advice. It is really important to make a detailed file note of the conversations that occurred and to leave the appropriate paper trail on the matter.
I attend a client meeting with a colleague to sign a Will. It is really interesting to attend meetings and observe the procedure involved. It is also nice to attend these sorts of client meetings as the clients tend to be very friendly and chatty.
I draft a letter to the client after the meeting and put together the enclosures. I have missed the post for today but I ensure it is ready to put in the post tomorrow.
I complete my training diary, make a jobs list for tomorrow and tidy up any filing of matters. I then leave the office in good time to ensure that I can attend netball training at my club in Birmingham.