Completing work experience at Aston Bond was the perfect opportunity to allow me to learn new things within the field of Law and get the chance to explore if this was the profession I would like to proceed with in the future. As a student in sixth form having to decide what I would like to study in university, this opportunity was perfect for me as it allowed me to explore my options and get to see what life within a Law Firm is like.
On arrival, I was greeted by Ilinca, the head of employment, who then introduced me to all the staff members and showed me to my workspace. All the staff members were very welcoming, friendly, and made me feel at ease on my first day. The office had a positive atmosphere and made me feel extremely comfortable. All sectors included me and gave me tasks to do throughout the week to keep me busy. All the team made me feel so comfortable that I wasn’t shy to ask questions or do tasks, such as calling customers, which would normally be out of my comfort zone.
Throughout the week, at Aston Bond I have learnt various things. I have attended meetings with the property and estate planning team where I got to witness how a solicitor deals with customers. I also got to look through some past case studies in employment. This was particularly the most interesting as I got to look how things progressed throughout a case starting from emails right to the final decision within court. During my week, I also learnt how to use the ALB software, how to write emails back to customers, how to call customers and how to do admin work.
One thing I have especially enjoyed at Aston Bond is that they have trusted me and allowed me to be fully on board and not hidden anything from me. This has allowed a deeper understanding into what Law at Aston Bond is like and helped in developing my knowledge. This has given me a realistic outlook on what being a solicitor is like and what being round a team of solicitors is like.
The experience has been extremely intriguing and has been a great opportunity for me to learn new things and enhance my desire to become a solicitor. My experience made me feel so at ease and it wouldn’t have been possible without the great team around me who supported me throughout my time here. Thank you everyone.