Getting a training contract & my first seat

And so, six months after starting at Mullis & Peake I was overjoyed to be offered a training contract! 

It was the best feeling because it can be so hard to get a training contract, and to me it meant that my degree and my LPC truly meant something. I was already proud of my degree, but having it didn’t automatically mean I was going to be a solicitor – and that’s the goal, that’s what I am ultimately aiming for. 

A few months later I left the commercial department and embarked on a whole new challenge, working as part of the personal injury team under the supervision of Martyn Trenerry, Head of the Litigation department. 

Despite being very excited to take my new chair, it felt like I was starting a new job all over again. I found it quite difficult at first, after just getting comfortable with the procedures and practices of commercial property, then being moved to personal injury where things operate a little differently. Luckily, with the help of my supervisor and a great supporting team, I managed to hit the ground running and embrace my new move. 

Since working in the personal injury department, I am involved with all the different types of claims that Mullis & Peake can deal with. We cover a huge selection of personal injury cases, varying from low value slip and trip claims, hair damage claims, injuries on holiday, road traffic accidents, right through to high value clinical negligence matters. Although each claim may run slightly differently, our approach is still consistent and I feel I’m getting good training in the general process of litigation.