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Corporate & private client

21 March 2011

What does the team do?

Private client: preparing wills, powers of attorney and trusts; acting in probate matters; advice in relation to potentially contentious matters; advising charities in relation to incorporation and trust documents.

Corporate: incorporation of companies; preparing and advising on restructuring; share sale and purchases; asset sales and purchases; advising schools in relation to conversion to academy.

What type of work does a trainee do?

In both private client and corporate a trainee is involved in a variety work. Private client: research; assisting on larger probate matters including preparing accounts and managing the assets.

Corporate: preparing incorporation documents; assisting on large transactions including drafting due diligence report, coordinating disclosure and assisting at completion meetings.

What level of responsibility/hands on experience (i.e. manage your own files etc) does a trainee receive?

In private client trainees manage the probate of a small estate; in corporate, trainees are given the opportunity to manage smaller transactions such as a reorganisation. In both departments you act as the main point of contact for several clients.

How much client contact does a trainee get?

There is a great deal of client contact, trainees regularly speak to clients on the telephone and am often taken to and are able to participate in client meetings.

What has been the highlight for you in this seat?

The level of responsibility, trainees are able to take instructions from clients and manage the transaction right through to the completion.