A Week at MLP Law
- 21st Sep 2022
During a break from my college education, I interned at MLP Law. I was introduced with a warm welcome from the Wills and Probates department and given an overview of MLP Law’s DNA and what I should expect to experience and learn during my time with the firm. I began my internship by participating in […]
By Zara GreenMLP Law
During a break from my college education, I interned at MLP Law. I was introduced with a warm welcome from the Wills and Probates department and given an overview of MLP Law’s DNA and what I should expect to experience and learn during my time with the firm.
I began my internship by participating in training that consisted of the rules and regulations set out by the SRA and Money Laundering Regulations 2017. The training consisted of four courses, which were Equality and Diversity, SRA Codes of Conduct for Support Staff, UK GDPR and Anti-Money Laundering. This training ensured I had a good understanding of the rules and regulations that all law firms must adhere to.
Ella, a Trainee Solicitor, currently working in the Wills, Trusts and Probate department showed me an example of a Will and explained the law surrounding Will drafting and the importance of ensuring a lawyer pays close attention to detail when drafting legal documents.
I had the opportunity to attend a client meeting with Sophie, a Solicitor Apprentice who works in the Wills, Trusts and Probate department. It was interesting to watch how she interacts with the client, what the necessary procedures are for signing a Will and the importance of making sure Wills are thoroughly checked through with the client to ensure they achieve the client’s wishes.
With the Archive Administrator Emma, I looked over a Will that was dated 1935 and property Title Deeds dated from 1800s. It was incredibly interesting to see old legal documents and compare them to the format and wording of modern legal documents. I was shown how to use the electronic case management system, as well as organising and filing paper files.
Katie, a Licensed Conveyancer, demonstrated how to use the Land Registry website to obtain copies of the Title Register for properties and how to register forms with the Land Registry to change the ownership of a property.
In the employment department, Gareth, Partner, and Julie, Associate Solicitor, provided me with some background on what Employment Law is and what their job entails. To further develop my understanding of Employment Law, I was assigned a legal research task to write a report on what a disciplinary meeting is.
In summary my experience with MLP Law firm was a great experience from the friendly environment to working with a team who all are extremely passionate about their jobs and the firm.
About the expert
Stephen is the Owner of MLP Law and leads our Commercial, IP and Dispute Resolution teams which provide advice on all aspects of the law relating to mergers, acquisitions, financing, re-structuring, complex commercial contracts, standard trading terms, share options, shareholder and partnership agreements, commercial dispute resolution, joint venture and partnering arrangements, IT and Technology law, Intellectual Property, EU and competition law, Brexit and GDPR.
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