'From one department to another'
In my last blog post, I was coming to the end of my first seat in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. This time I report from my new seat, where I've now got a few weeks' worth of experience under my belt.
I had heard from other trainees that the transition from one's first seat to the next is probably the hardest, particularly as you go from just beginning to be useful to starting all over again. I have certainly started from scratch in Residential Property, moving from a contentious seat to a non-contentious one. Having said that, I'm really enjoying it and I've gained a whole new family!
The Residential Property department is a busy one. It is fast-moving and is only becoming busier as Higgs attracts more work. As an example, we recently became a panel firm for Redrow, the building developers. One of the associates in the team does a lot of work on the Redrow properties and I am assisting him a lot at the moment.
The work is varied in the department and one can draft pre-contract packages, meet clients, draft Land Registry Forms (to name just a few things) and working on both purchase and sale related matters. You can certainly expect to speak to a lot of clients over the phone. This is a responsibility I'm enjoying and it has certainly improved my telephone manner.
Blog post written by Ben James