Before becoming a trainee at Taylor Walton, I was selected to attend the summer placement. During the two week placement, I was given real client work and observed numerous meetings with both clients and counsel. I was also lucky enough to attend a mediation which was extremely interesting. Having the experience of shadowing solicitors in Employment and Commercial Litigation helped me appreciate the contrast between different practice areas.
As well as completing work for various fee earners, I was given a research task in each department. This helped me get to grips with the research tools lawyers use and to appreciate that all clients have unique circumstances which not only require a lawyer to identify the legal issues but to provide a tailored solution.
The summer placement gave a valuable and real taste of what it would be like to be a trainee and confirmed to me that Taylor Walton was the right firm for me. I am now a qualified solicitor and work in the Harpenden office.