I have been with Neves since January 2015, starting in the role of administration assistant and am now an assistant in the company commercial department. I have completed my law degree and undertaken a Masters of law and I am currently studying for my LPC on a part time basis, alongside working full time at Neves. When I decided to start the LPC my main concern was that I would really struggle to manage my time, but Neves has allowed me the flexibility to be able to focus both on my studies and my work responsibilities.
Although I am only an assistant in the department, I feel as though my points of view are considered and taken on board by solicitors and partners alike and that there is not a “them and us” attitude which can be disheartening for a junior member of staff.
Everyone is extremely friendly and supportive and even working in a rather small department it feels like everyone is on the same page for doing the best we can and providing the best service for clients.
Aside from a relatively short period away, I have worked for Neves since April 2010. I completed my training contract with the firm and qualified into the Private Client department in 2012.Training with Neves allowed me to have exposure to such a wide variety of work, which accelerated my learning and equipped me with much confidence on qualifying. As a firm, Neves supports me in working from all offices, which means that I have been able to develop a great relationship with colleagues firm-wide. I am able to fully understand how all departments work and can put a real face to the names on my internal contact list!
Neves is a well established regional firm with offices that have a corporate feel, but we have a real presence in the community and our clients are at our core. The work we carry out in the Private Client department is extremely varied and no two days are the same.
The firm itself is a very friendly one, and not only have I been made to feel very valued by the team I work with, but also by the clients I work for.
I joined Neves in September 2018 following the completion of my Law degree and LPC. I have really enjoyed my first few months and everybody has been friendly and welcomed me into the team.
My first seat has been in the family department. As a trainee I am given a lot of responsibility and exposure to complex cases, which has been great experience. Both of the partners who have been supervising me have been more than happy to take time out of their day to discuss my work with me and provide regular feedback, which has really helped me to develop and learn.
Whilst every business has a hierarchy, at Neves you are treated equally regardless of your position at the firm and you really feel that your opinion is valued. I feel that I could phone any person in my address book with a question, regardless of seniority, and they would be more than happy to answer it.
I have been working at Neves for three years as a Conveyancing Assistant for Senior Associate, Kelly Loft. Since joining Neves I have learnt an incredible amount of knowledge from Kelly and the team and have received lots of support both professionally and personally.
From day one, Neves have made me feel a valued member of the team. I feel extremely lucky to be part of Neves, who encourage and support career progression for all members of staff.