Duncan Lewis

Training a new generation of Lawyers

authorised by The Law Society to recruit

68 Trainee Solicitors

Sophie Burchtt

Date: (30 April 2010)    |    

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D as a childcare paralegal immediately after completely my LPC. Immediately I was awarded the responsibility and opportunity to become involved in live cases and to steadily build my own caseload and increase the scope of my work; varying from interviewing and advising, drafting court documents and client’s statements, liaising with experts and doing my own advocacy. This was an invaluable opportunity to enhance and develop the skills and knowledge gained on the LPC and certainly one that I know I would not benefit from in other firms. Some criticise this approach and suggest that paralegals and trainees should not be given this level of responsibility however the level of supervision and guidance that I continue to receive means that I am closely supported and monitored whilst being constantly challenged and pushed to reach my potential.