Hannah Blood

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After a fantastic experience on the Walker Morris vacation scheme I was offered a Training Contract with the Firm. I was then offered the opportunity to study the LPC alongside working as a part-time paralegal, this was something I couldn't refuse.

Study and work life balance

Studying the LPC whilst working at Walker Morris complement each other. The balance is very manageable and I enjoy the mix of work and study. I still have time to go to the social opportunities and charity work events which I am involved with on a weekly basis.

Learning opportunities

I support senior colleagues working on a variety of client projects from updating data protection compliance to supporting inquests and trials. The work can be technical, analytical and involve a number of interesting research tasks – where the skills acquired from my LPC legal writing and research module have come in very useful.

Supportive team

The friendly and very helpful colleagues have made my first year very rewarding. I approach new tasks with confidence knowing that support is always available to answer any questions and aid my learning, so I can be a positive attribute to the team.

Positive environment

All the charity events, firm-wide parties and team days that I have taken part in have always been good fun. These events definitely contribute to the positive environment in which we work.

Valuable experience

As a non-law undergraduate when I applied for the vacation scheme I had very little work experience in the legal sector. My paralegal position and the opportunity to do a six-seat training contract instead of a typical four-seat was the right decision for my career. It will enable me to gain experience and to learn from the variety of work that is undertaken in the other teams.