I joined Neves in September 2018 following the completion of my Law degree and LPC. I have really enjoyed my time at Neves and everybody has been friendly and welcomed me into the team.
My first seat was in the family department working predominantly in Milton Keynes in Beth Woodward’s team. I have subsequently spent four months in Conveyancing with Kelly Loft and I am now working with Peter Kelly and the team in the Dispute Resolution department. All of my supervisors 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.
I am looking forward to qualifying as a Solicitor later this year.
As a trainee I am given a lot of responsibility and exposure to complex cases, which has been great experience. I have assisted supervisors on a wide range of matters and taken on some of my own files too.
In the family department, I advised on all aspects of relationship breakdown including divorce, financial matters and making arrangements for children. In the dispute resolution team I spend a lot of my time researching new and complex issues and drafting letters in an attempt to help clients who have found themselves in a dispute with a company or another individual, whether that be a property dispute, a boundary issue, a debt claim or otherwise. The department covers such a wide variety of cases that whilst the theme remains the same, almost every file I work on presents a different and interesting challenge.
Having experienced working in the matrimonial, conveyancing and dispute resolution teams, I have been able to transfer my knowledge from one department to the next and this has helped me to advise clients where there is a crossover. For example, a dispute which has a property element or a property transfer arising from a financial order on divorce.
In my spare time you will often find me in the shopping centre, out for a run (begrudgingly!), in the kitchen, and spending as much time as possible with my family and friends.
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