“My name is Alex and I have enjoyed a fascinating week of work experience with Jordans Solicitors after applying through the Wakefield Works careers event. I spent a week with the commercial team where I received an insight into the workings of a busy law firm environment.
I was given a range of tasks to complete including dealing with files and researching procedure, a useful introduction which allowed me to get acquainted with the practice and terminology of commercial law. A particularly interesting aspect of the week was the opportunity to shadow Juliette Fisher, the head of the Property Department, during meetings with clients. I believe it was highly beneficial to receive this holistic view of the legal process, following the extensive correspondence and large volume of paper work done in the office to its culmination in interaction with the client and resolution of the issue.
Overall I believe the week with Jordans provided a comprehensive insight to the daily work of a commercial solicitor. What I have learnt will be of use to me as I determine my future career goals. The week has also given me a lot to talk about on why I am interested in law. The realities of the working day of a solicitor were not all as I expected and I would recommend a period of work experience for anyone contemplating a future career in the law.”