Work Experience at Aston Bond: Bartek

Bartek who recently started a week of work experience at Aston Bond had this to say for his visit:

“Embarking on a one-week work experience at Aston Bond, a reputable law firm, was an insightful journey that offered a first-hand glimpse into the dynamic world of legal practice.

From the moment I stepped into Aston Bond, I was met with a welcoming atmosphere and a commitment to excellence that defined my week-long immersion in the legal profession.

My one-week work experience at Aston Bond was filled with threads of learning and growth. The collaborative culture, the practical application of legal knowledge, and the emphasis on mentorship collectively contributed to an enriching experience. The week not only deepened my understanding of legal practice but also ignited a passion for profession’s profound impact on individuals and society.

The approachability of the legal professionals at Aston Bond was a cornerstone of my positive experience. Partners and associates alike took the time to engage with me, sharing insights about their own career journeys and offering valuable advice. This approachability made it easy to connect with the team on both a professional and personal level.

My time at Aston Bond was not merely a week of observation; it was a week of active participation, guidance, and the beginning of a professional journey fuelled by the values of excellence and client-centred advocacy. This brief yet impactful experience was undoubtedly shaped my perspective on the legal profession and set a high standard for my aspirations in the field.

Ultimately, Aston Bond’s commitment to creating a friendly workplace has undoubtedly set a standard for what I hope to find in my future endeavours in the legal field.

I highly recommend Aston Bond, and I am genuinely thankful for the invaluable work experience that has not only enriched my understanding of the legal profession but also exposed me to a welcoming and supportive environment.”

By Bartek Wisniewski

We thank Bartek for all he has done here this week at Aston Bond and we wish him all the best success!

Macmillan Cancer 2023- A fundraiser close to our hearts

Sipping, sharing, and supporting a worthy cause.

At Aston Bond, we believe in more than just delivering exceptional legal services. We are deeply committed to giving back to our community, and one of the ways we do so is by hosting charity events that make a real difference in the lives of those in need.

This morning, we had the honour of hosting a Macmillan event, and we are thrilled to share that it was an overwhelming success.

Our law firm’s reception area was transformed into a cosy coffee haven, with mouth watering baked goods.

Our team put in a tremendous effort, baking a wide assortment of delicious treats, from brownies to pistachio cakes.

One of the most heart warming aspects of our Macmillan Coffee Morning was the connections that were forged over cups of coffee and shared stories. Colleagues, clients, and friends of the firm gathered to catch up, and show their support for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The funds we raised will contribute to Macmillan’s critical work, ensuring that people facing cancer have the support they need, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all who attended our Macmillan Coffee Morning, donated, and participated in the event. Your presence and generosity made this event truly special. It’s heartening to see our community come together for such a worthy cause.

Together, we are making a significant impact on the lives of those affected by cancer, one cup at a time.

Warm regards, Aston Bond

Let’s fight cancer together!

We believe that true success is not just measured by professional achievements, but by the positive contributions we can make to those in need. That’s why we are thrilled to extend an invitation to our upcoming Macmillan Coffee Morning event.

What is Macmillan Coffee Morning?

Macmillan Coffee Morning is a renowned annual event organised by Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity that offers vital support to individuals and families affected by cancer. The concept is simple but powerful: people across the UK host coffee mornings, and the funds raised go towards providing practical, medical, and emotional support to those facing one of life’s toughest challenges – cancer.

Why Attend?

  • Make a Difference: Your presence and contributions will make a meaningful impact on the lives of people affected by cancer.
  • Connect and Engage: Network with professionals from various fields and engage in conversations that can lead to collaborative opportunities.
  • Enjoyment and Warmth: Experience the warmth of a community coming together over coffee and shared compassion.

Mark your calendar and let’s sip, snack, and support Macmillan together. We look forward to sharing this heartfelt experience with you!

See you there!

Empowering the next generation. Careers event 2023.

In today’s rapidly evolving world, the importance of early exposure to career opportunities cannot be emphasised enough.

As a forward-thinking business, we recognise the significance of reaching out to young minds and that’s why we participated in a school’s careers event to inspire and educate students.

We believe that educating children about different professions, industries, and the skills required for success is crucial in helping them make informed choices about their future.

Pupils had the opportunity to hear first-hand advice from Kanchana Kumari and Ilinca Mardarescu about all the different career paths open.

Both Kanchana and Ilinca had set up a stall where students could ask questions and gather information about setting foot in the world of law. This allowed both the students and professionals to interact with each other as well as gain a deeper understanding.

We were so impressed with the students’ enthusiasm at Slough & Eton Business and Enterprise College and thank them for their hospitality.

We are proud to be part of a collaborative effort between educational institutions, professionals, and the community to support the wider career development of students.

For any inquiries for events please contact imardarescu@astonbond.co.uk or call our friendly team on 01753 486777

London Legal walk 2023- A walk filled with adventure

We did it! The London Legal Walk 10 years and counting….

Thousands of other legal professionals came together and walked through the streets of London with us in support of a cause close to our hearts.

The walk has raised vital funds to ensure that legal help reaches our community’s most vulnerable people by offering free legal advice and support.

So, here’s how it went :

  1. Carey Street

Upon arriving at the start point of our journey at Carey street, we were instantly amazed by the number of legal professionals taking part in the event alongside the balloon arch, street decor, stalls & the overall atmosphere of positivity.

And of course the oversized police men!

2. The start point

The start of the walk is always the easy part right? Well maybe not so much in our case. With the temperature reaching around 29 degrees, some of us were already sweating buckets!

We constantly had to remind ourselves the reason we were on the walk and the wider cause behind it in order to motivate us that extra mile.

3. Ice cream break

Name a good way to cool down in the blazing heat. Ice cream of course!! Once we had reached our halfway point of 5K we stopped for a cheeky ice cream break. We couldn’t be too tough on ourselves right?

4. Sightseeing

Along with the good company, we also had amazing views of London.

5. The end

What seemed impossible to some was made possible with motivation, encouragement and a ‘can do’ mindset. We made it the full 10K!

We then joined the ending street party where we had a much-needed drink.

Donations are still being accepted and would be gratefully received.  Please visit;

https://londonlegalsupporttrust.enthuse.com/pf/aston-bond-solicitors-2023

BNI Windsor- Networking made fun

BNI. The real reason Kulbir is up and motivated on a Friday morning.

Here are just a few reasons why we love BNI networking at Aston Bond :

  • Generating new leads- Networking with other business professionals helps us to build professional relationships and create relevant contacts that can help us achieve long-term goals.
  • Staying informed about industry trends-  Having a good network means we stay up-to-date with industry trends and news. This is beneficial as we learn about new opportunities or potential threats to our business.
  • Having a competitive edge- A strong network can gives us a competitive edge over our competitors. Having a good network means we can have access to information and resources that our competitors may not have.

All in all, we are happy to be a part of a thriving business community!

For any inquiries regarding residential property please contact Kulbir Conner our Residential property solicitor on kconner@astonbond.co.uk or 01753 486 777

BNI Networking

We would like to thank BNI networking for having Jaspreet Kaur (commercial property paralegal) and Kulbir Conner (Head of Residential Property) at the organisations recent business networking event.

BNI is an organisation set up for business professionals who help each other grow their businesses through their commitment. Each week, in thousands of communities across the globe, members meet with other trusted business leaders to build and nurture lasting relationships and pass qualified business referrals. 

Both Kulbir & Jaspreet were made to feel very welcome by all BNI members and they thoroughly enjoyed the inspirational presentations.

Here’s a few snippets from the event…

Charters school career event 2023

Educating and inspiring enthusiastic young minds. Something we love and take pride in at Aston Bond!

This month Jaspreet Kaur (commercial property paralegal) and Lara Thomas (private client solicitor) attended Charters School in association with Learning to Work for a student careers event!

Pupils had the opportunity to hear first hand advice from both Jaspreet and Lara about all the different career paths open to them.

On behalf of Charters School, Learning to Work hosted this careers fair to bring exhibitors from a range of training providers and organisations into school, allowing students to learn more about different pathways and network with business volunteers.

Students and business volunteers had the opportunity to interact and provide hands-on activities to help engage. Parents were also given an allocated timeslot to allow them to access careers advice and opportunities in the surrounding areas.

The event was attended by approximately 1600 students ranging from Year 9- 13 (Ages 11-18) to give them an insight into the world of work.

We would like to thank Charters School in association with Learning to Work for inviting us to this event.

Here are some snaps:

Aston Bond’s firewalk challenge 2023

Our Staff were given the opportunity to test their mind power last week and walk on fire!

10 people decided to take on the challenge and take the steps over the 1300 degrees hot embers. There was a lot of nerves from the participants throughout the week, but a lot of excitement for what we were about to achieve.

We arrived at the location for our 1.5hour seminar to prepare ourselves for what we were about to do. We learned all about” mind over matter” and there were a few examples on stage with volunteers putting the concept into practice.

First, we saw that by watching someone on stage take a deep bite out of a lemon, the audience mimicking the action could actually taste the same thing!

Then, volunteers from the audience were coached into placing a steel tipped arrow against the soft part of their neck (between the collar bones) and walking into the arrow.  Amazing, they could actually snap the arrow itself and managed not to get hurt. 

Finally, they showed us that it is possible to walk on broken glass and not suffer any cuts or pain.

All of this was part of the process to prepare us mentally for the challenge ahead and make us understand how powerful our minds are.   We all felt confident, so we proceeded to go outside to the event site.

Here is Nicola’s experience:

“Standing at the start of the walk, seeing those blazing embers and the heat coming off them somehow made me forget everything I was just told. My mind was focussed on the voice of my mother saying “Be careful Nicola”.

I tried to focus my mind, but I couldn’t do it. I had frozen and I was just stood there.

Five minutes later, I came back to the front of the line and it was my turn. The words coming out of my mouth were not repeatable. I could feel the heat from the embers on my face and I was jogging on the spot and doing the hokey kokey with my legs!

Then, my mind focused…JUST DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!…

I took the first step and the second, then I realised “Oh S*** I’m doing it!”

I stood there at the end holding the hands of the speaker. I’d done it! I had walked over 1300 degrees hot embers!”

Sulaiman’s experience:

“I let go of all the negative thoughts and I just achieved something that I didn’t think I had it in me to do. I feel very motivated!”

Joe says;

“I was stood there at the start, wondering if this was about to go well, am I going to get burnt, but I just did it. Afterwards, I stood at the end on the cool grass and realised I wasn’t burnt at all and felt so motivated by it.”

Jaspreet says:

“I felt empowered. My mind set has changed and I am more positive. I feel like I can take on more obstacles without overthinking it.”

At Aston Bond, we aim to build a strong, motivated team and we have regular events throughout the year for teambuilding. This time, the team were challenged to overcome fears to realise that they are stronger people than they give themselves credit for.

By building a strong team, the moral increases and the team become a more motivated, close-nit unit that work better together. This in turn creates better results in their work and brings us all closer working towards the same objective!

We want to share with you a few snippets from the night…

Aston Bond MacMillan Coffee Morning 2019

Every year we at Aston Bond love hosting one of thousands of MacMillan Coffee Mornings, where we invite our clients, friends and family along to our office. Bake and sell cakes, have a cuppa, host competitions and raffles, all to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.

And this year is no different, the Aston Bond team are pre-heating their ovens and dusting off their cake tins to bring you a selection of delicious treats and cakes for another Coffee Morning, so why don’t you join us!

1 in 2 of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our life time. And, it’s fantastic charities like MacMillan that provide the support for those who battling or living with those with Cancer; whether it be physical, financial or emotional support, MacMillan do a great job of being there with you.

And that’s why we think they’re a fantastic charity, well worth supporting!

When is it?

It’s on Friday 27th September, 10am to 12pm.

Where is it?

At our Aston Bond head office in Slough.

What should I bring?

Bring some friends, money and an appetite!

If you want to come along simply click here to go to our Landing Page and fill in the form!

See the articles from some of our previous successful coffee mornings!

Coffee Morning 2015

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