Greetings friends and welcome! I graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2013, and over the past few years have progressed from paralegal to trainee and finally to NQ within a top 50 regional law firm. Join my guide dog and I as we ride the highs, weather the lows and tackle the challenges which form everyday life as a solicitor!
Over recent years I have come to realise that managing the expectations of both one’s clients and one’s colleagues is an effective way to avoid a perceived or actual let-down and, in turn, the uncomfortable consequences of such.
The negative connotations associated with the term 'disability' have ever been a thorn in my side and I find the legal definition equally galling.
Each of us has our own comfort zone; a particular place, whether physical or metaphorical, where we feel at ease.
Throughout your training contract and even for a while post-qualification, the aim is for you to develop and how better to do this than by requesting and receiving feedback on your work? However, eventually, this will change.
It’s pretty safe to say that very few people are completely comfortable with the process of public speaking, but the level of discomfort ranges widely in intensity; for some, it is merely unpleasant, for others it can be downright terrifying.