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Letter Drafting

Feb 1, 2016
I think that one of the most valuable things that you learn when you start your training contract is letter writing skills.  This is something that you will think you are already able to do like I did when I first started.  However, I remember during my LPC I was informed by tutors that many […]


Jan 1, 2016
First of all, Happy New Year.  The start of the year at Mason Hayes has been rather hectic as we have been instructed on several large matters simultaneously and there has certainly not been time to ease back in gently after the Christmas break. Throughout my training contract I have been involved in many mediations […]


Dec 1, 2015
I thought I would use my December blog to look back over the last year and what I have achieved during the first year of my training contract.  I certainly feel like a different person than I was on the first day that I stepped into the office, although I recognise that there is obviously […]

The Corporate World

Nov 1, 2015
This month I have had my first taste of working within the corporate department.  As a small firm, my training contract does not consist of the traditional four seat rotation.  Instead, I work on more of an ad-hoc basis assisting where and when I am most needed.  Our corporate department is always extremely busy in […]

From Brighton to Stornoway

Oct 1, 2015
This month has been rather hectic for me as I have been travelling to different areas of the country to deliver seminars and lectures.  As I said last month, I had been asked to give a lecture to the new first generation students at the University of Sussex through the firm’s Charitable Trust.  I therefore […]

Public Speaking

Sep 1, 2015
This month I have been asked to participate in a series of public speaking opportunities through the firm.  It is important for me to participate in public speaking in order to develop my communication skills.  Communication skills are of vital importance to solicitors in all aspects of the role. The first opportunity I had was […]
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