Howard Hasan

Legal Placement

DATE PUBLISHED: 22 Feb 2022 LAST UPDATED: 23 May 2022

My legal placement year at Ellis Jones

I applied to Ellis Jones for my placement year to gain practical experience in a highly regarded law Firm where I could use the skills that I had learnt at University. During my time at Ellis Jones, I have worked in the Wills, Trusts & Probate department in Canford Cliffs. On a day-to-day basis, I have worked on real cases and I have even been trusted to attend some client meetings on my own. I have especially enjoyed knowing that I have helped people at a sensitive time in their lives.

As a student, it is vital to your development to gain practical experience, as you are not taught the standard procedures or knowledge that is required to work in practice. Working as a legal placement in this Firm requires determination and commitment, but the skills that you take away from the placement are invaluable to your career.

My advice for those applying for a legal placement at Ellis Jones is to remember to be authentic. Ellis Jones prides itself on being a Firm that is ‘professional with personality’, so it is crucial in your application to stay true to yourself and show your character.

One of the Firm’s qualities is that it has a supportive culture and it truly invests in your development. I will always be grateful for the level of participation that I have been granted by the Firm. As such, I would recommend Ellis Jones to any student who is looking for a challenging and action-packed placement year.

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