I combined my legal practice course at the College of Law in York with my training programme at Latimer Hinks. I was a little nervous, but mostly excited as starting the job was the culmination of years of study and hard work. I spent most of the first day getting to know about the practices, procedures and systems at Latimer Hinks.
My responsibilities and caseloads have increased during the time I have been with Latimer
Hinks and I am looking forward to this continuing in the future.
It’s been beneficial being able to add to my knowledge by learning from the wisdom, experience and expertise of Latimer Hinks’ long-serving members of staff. I love the stimulating and demanding atmosphere of working in a law firm and the challenging and complex projects with which I get involved.
Part of my job is meeting bereaved families regarding the will of a relative. This can be very emotional. However, it is important to relate to the family members in a sympathetic, compassionate yet business-like manner.
Being a lawyer is not solely about academic acumen, although it plays an important part. Cultivating good time management skills are essential as you will be working in a busy environment as is the ability to build good relationships with clients and colleagues.