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summer vacation scheme - Manchester

17 July 2018

I could not have anticipated the incredibly fast-paced and exciting time I have spent in Manchester’s Healthcare and Litigation team over the past fortnight.

The first week of my vacation scheme was focussed on inquests. I participated in a conference call with a solicitor-advocate briefing a consultant who would be acting as a witness in an inquest the following day. The inquest at the Coroner’s Court was nothing like I expected - a more informal room, with the advocate’s role being more assistive than interrogatory to the witnesses… that was the Coroner’s job! The day was highly interesting, even if it was uncomfortable to watch at times, due to the deceased’s son being able to ask such emotionally charged questions.

It was brilliant that we had a chance to visit the Birmingham, Manchester, and Nottingham offices, as Browne Jacobson is very much a national as well as regional firm. There is collaboration between offices, strong relationships and trainees seem to love the opportunity to experience seats in different Browne Jacobson cities.

Employees at every level are extremely friendly and have made me feel so welcome over my time. I have been involved in numerous social activities including an escape room, drinks, meals, a walking tour of the city and various workshops. These have been perfect for getting to know employees and other vacation schemers.

I have learnt so much from how law firms make money, to how to negotiate, to how to write an effective court hearing note. In my short time with Browne Jacobson, I have gained skills that I can carry with me and further develop throughout my legal journey.

Written by Natalia Frize

summer vacation scheme

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