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A Day in the Life of a Trainee Solicitor in Residential Property

by Ridley & Hall in Naha Ahmed, Residential property posted March 13, 2024.
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The journey to becoming a fully qualified legal professional is filled with challenges, learning opportunities, and invaluable experiences. Nowhere is this more evident than in the dynamic and fast-paced world of residential property law. Join me as we take a glimpse into the day-to-day life of a trainee solicitor specialising in residential property, where no two days are ever quite the same.

Morning: Getting Started

The day typically begins bright and early as a trainee solicitor in residential property, It’s time for me to dive into the inbox and prioritise tasks for the day ahead. This might involve reviewing client emails, responding to queries, or liaising with other members of the legal team to coordinate upcoming transactions.

Mid-Morning: Conducting Research and Due Diligence

As a trainee solicitor, one of my key responsibilities is conducting thorough research and due diligence on behalf of my clients. This might involve examining property titles, conducting searches, and investigating any legal issues that could impact a transaction. With the support and guidance of experienced colleagues, trainees delve into legal databases, analyse documents, and compile comprehensive reports to inform decision-making.

Lunchtime: Networking and Professional Development

Amidst the busy day, I try to make time for networking and professional development opportunities. Whether attending industry events, participating in webinars, or connecting with colleagues over lunch, these moments offer invaluable insights, networking opportunities, and chances to stay abreast of the latest developments in residential property law.

Afternoon: Document Drafting and Review

As the day winds down, I often find myself immersed in document drafting and review. This might involve preparing contracts, agreements, or legal correspondence, ensuring accuracy, clarity, and compliance with relevant regulations. With meticulous attention to detail, I have to fine-tune documents, address any issues or discrepancies, and liaise with colleagues and clients to finalise important paperwork.

The life of a trainee solicitor in residential property is a multifaceted journey filled with diverse challenges, rewarding experiences, and opportunities for growth. From conducting research and due diligence to client meetings and document drafting, each day brings new insights and learning opportunities, shaping the next generation of legal professionals in this exciting and dynamic field.

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Naha Ahmed – Trainee Solicitor



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