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Trainee Solicitor Blog - Jessica Eaton

Jessica Eaton is a second year Trainee Solicitor at Mason Hayes, due to qualify in November 2014, and writes about her experiences within the firm

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December 2nd, 2014

September 2014

September 30th, 2014

Working with Counsel

There are continuing changes to the traditional relationship between the two branches of the legal profession.  It is still the case however that key distinctions still apply, albeit the lines have been blurred.

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August 2014

August 19th, 2014

My blog this month is about my political experiences at Mason Hayes.  Mason Hayes takes its social responsibility very seriously which is clear from the fantastic work carried out by the Mason Hayes Charitable Trust.  However, in addition to that, Mason Hayes is actively involved politically with regard to issues which are relevant to the firm or those which members of the firm feel passionately about. 

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July 2014

July 10th, 2014

The topic of my blog this month is corporate disclosure and completion.  Throughout June I have primarily been assisting the Head of our Corporate Department, Karen Houghton, in respect of the disposal of two companies in the telecommunications sector.   I have assisted Karen on previous deals, however this was my first opportunity to really get involved in the deal and in particular with disclosure which was fantastic!  I was given the task of drafting the disclosure letters for each of the target companies, as well as preparing the Index to the disclosure bundle.  This gave me greater exposure to the clients, their accountants and the solicitor for the Buyer which was great!

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June 2014

June 9th, 2014

The topic of my blog this month is public speaking.  Strong communication skills are a must for a solicitor and public speaking is becoming increasingly important.  Whilst it is true that there is a distinction between solicitors and barristers, solicitors do have rights of audience in the lower Courts and can also obtain higher rights of audience in High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

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May 2014

May 6th, 2014

I began working at Mason Hayes as a fee earner within the Debt Recovery Department. I moved to the firm from a large regional firm where I worked as a Graduate Clerk. I joined Mason Hayes for career progression. In addition to applying for a Training Contract in the ordinary way, I was keen to gain more commercial experience and gain further responsibility.  Shortly after joining the firm, I was offered a Training Contract.

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