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.
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.
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.
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.
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.