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The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Back to school…literallyI was lucky enough to be invited back to my old school this week, to speak with pupils at their careers evening and I wanted to elaborate on my 5 top tips for aspiring...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Awards evening Pardoes run awards evenings in which different categories of employee are recognised such as employee of the year and innovator of the year. I am very lucky to work at a firm that...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Mistakes Maketh The (Wo)manWe are all human. We therefore make mistakes. When you are starting your career you make more and as you get more experience you make less (I hope!) The best thing to...

 The Lion, the witch and the Legal Assistant – Part 3
The Lion, the witch and the Legal Assistant – Part 3

FYI I totally feel that the Lion or the “witch” should have drafted this week’s instalment. Not only to get their own back but to be brutally honest about what it is like to work...

The Lion, the witch and the Legal Assistant – Part 2
The Lion, the witch and the Legal Assistant – Part 2

Firstly, we have a redaction from last week’s blog. My boss told me, very politely, that she had said she was “pedantic” not difficult… Now onto the Lion. The Lion is a...

The Lion, the witch and the Legal Assistant – Part 1
The Lion, the witch and the Legal Assistant – Part 1

The childhood maxim of “do not judge a book by its cover” rings true far into adulthood. When I first took the role at Pardoes I was warned by my new boss that she can be difficult but...

The (Not So) Secret Diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (Not So) Secret Diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

The Will signingOne fateful day in the Summer of 2016 I was asked to help a partner out with a Will signing. Wills have to be witnessed by 2 people and as the office was quiet, I was asked to go...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Christmas party timeChristmas had rolled around quickly as always. I had been a Legal Assistant for nearly 6 months and had just about figured out what I was supposed to be doing. The problem...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Picture DayOne of the worse things about becoming a grown up and adulting is having to have your picture taken for the website. When I first joined the firm, the photo style was a simple white...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Wardrobe malfunctionsSo I had survived my first Court case with only very nearly being held in contempt of Court - I am going to call that a success. It felt good, I had been in the job six months...