I chose to do work experience at Kidwells because I’m interested in law, although I’m not quite sure what aspects yet.
The first day I arrived at 9:30am and I was warmly welcomed by the receptionist and Julie Taylor the Office Practice Manager. I was shown around the offices and met the other members of staff.
Julie then went through the confidentially agreement papers and I completed the induction forms. I then sat with the legal secretaries and was shown how the administration, filing and dictation is done, I was also allowed to help with the filing. The rest of the week I spent with the solicitors which was really interesting. The first solicitor I was introduced to was Rebecca Hardy who set me some questions to do with the criminal law, she then asked me to read a crime case, I enjoyed this very much.
I then went and sat with the Litigation Solicitors and they asked me to read about statutory demand which is on civil litigation and to take notes.
The other departments within the company have truly fascinated me and I have learnt there is so much more to law than I first thought.
In conclusion I have enjoyed my work experience at Kidwells Law and have seen how they look after their clients and they have given me the chance to see how a law firm operates.