May 22, 2023

Q&A with Kanchana Kumari

This post was written by: Laaibah Bhatti

It’s Learning At Work Week, so we have taken this opportunity to ask members of our team what learning is like at Aston Bond. Today we speak to Trainee Solicitor Kanchana Kumari who specialises in the Wills & Probate team…

Tell us about your role and the department you are in….

I am a trainee solicitor in the Private Client department and my role varies from drafting Wills, Codicils, Deed of Variations/Revocation, Lasting Powers of Attorney, to Inheritance Tax forms for probate purposes. Alongside this, I oversee all administrative tasks involved in the department which include liaising with various companies to obtain and collate asset information regarding matters of estate administration.

What is the support like at Aston Bond….

I am constantly encouraged by my team to take on new matters which will further my training. I expressed interest in Contentious Probate which was met with encouragement from the Litigation department to deal with matters such as Larke v Nugus requests which has been a great learning curve for me.

What is your favourite thing about being a trainee solicitor…

My favourite thing about being a trainee solicitor is that the role is all about gaining new experiences and trying your hand at different tasks from different departments. I am getting a better understanding of the area I would like to specialise in which allows me to feel more competent to handle my own matters as a Solicitor in the future.

What are you looking forward to in the future…

I look forward to qualifying into the Private Client department as a Solicitor and expanding my knowledge and experiences further.