I am a fully qualified Paralegal in the serious injury team based in Birmingham and I am currently training to be a Chartered Legal Executive.
I joined the firm through a slightly different route and started out as a Paralegal Apprentice at just 18 years old. The team I am in deals with very serious and life changing injuries including spinal injuries, brain injuries and multiple orthopaedic injuries.
I get involved with all of these types of cases and work closely with my colleagues when assisting them.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I studied law for the first time at A level from when I was 16-18 years old and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was completely different to anything I had ever studied before and I really liked the real life aspect to it; things that I was being taught were actually relevant whilst also being incredibly interesting. It was then that I decided I would enjoy a career in law.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
The most rewarding aspect of my job role is seeing the clients happy. I often speak to clients whether over the telephone, via email or in face to face meetings and you really build up a relationship with them over the years as their case progresses.
It is very rewarding to finally settle their case and provide them with the money they deserve as you know it will make such a big difference to their lives.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
One of the best things about working at Irwin Mitchell is the friendliness of the staff.
I was only 18 when I started working here and was very nervous about being surrounded by mature adults in an office; however everyone was incredibly welcoming and made me feel very comfortable almost immediately. I know I can turn to any one of my colleagues if I am struggling.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I am currently training to be a Chartered Legal Executive and so when I am away from the office I spend my time studying. My course involves multiple exams and learning about different areas of the law so it is vital that I do any extra reading to keep my knowledge up to date.
I also enjoy reading at my own leisure and always have done since I was younger. I enjoy socialising with my friends and meeting new people.