Trainees

All Change Please

As I reflect on my first few weeks as a trainee solicitor at Woodfines, I realise that the next two years are going to be busy but interesting, and I am in no doubt that they will fly by! Although I am a new trainee solicitor, I cannot be described as a new employee: I have been at Woodfines for...

Asking the right questions

As it is September, the beginning of a new training contract year and the start of a new academic year for some, I thought I would start this trainee blog by wishing the new trainees at Woodfines luck and congratulating them on achieving a training contract at a great firm. In line with this...

From Bedford to Cambridge

It’s September already; summer is fast drawing to a close, the kids are back to school (meaning the roads are busy again!) and it’s time for the next six-month seat change. I owe a big thank you to the Litigation team and my supervisor in that seat, for teaching me so much over the last six months...

My Trainee Fact File

Trying to put two years worth of memories, highs, lows, experiences, pieces of advice and everything else in between into a short blog post is simply impossible. My training with Woodfines has been thoroughly enjoyable, eye-opening, at times challenging (well, it isn’t supposed to be a walk in the...

My final post as a trainee

I am now just weeks away from qualification! Obviously, I am very excited about this but also have a tiny bit of apprehension at losing my “trainee” security blanket… I think I may replace it with a “newly qualified” cloak (Superwoman style)! I will be staying in the Private Client department that...

A Level Results Day

So today is the day; the day you receive your A Level results and find out whether you have got in to your first choice university. You will learn whether the months of revision and seemingly endless exams were worth it. I can remember all too well the sleepless night before and the horrendous...

Expecting the Unexpected

Upon my arrival in the criminal department, I thought the cases I would be dealing with on a day to day basis would be predictable; theft, assault, criminal damage, etc, but I soon realised how far the remit of the department really extends. To date, I have been involved in licensing issues,...

Teaching children about the Magna Carta and other extra curricular activities

On Monday 15th June we celebrated 800 years of the Magna Carta, a document which even after so many years holds a central role in our legal system. I was lucky enough to meet with a Texan judge in London who had travelled all the way to the UK for the celebrations. He told me how important this...

The Life of a Litigator

I’m three months into my seat in the litigation department – halfway through – and I’m very busy. What’s more, I’ve noticed I’m starting to think like a litigator outside of work too as the confidence I’ve gained through my work has started to shine through in other aspects of life, and impact my...

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