Hear what our Interns have to say about Ridley & Hall
This summer Ridley & Hall took on four internship students, providing them with great experience and insight into the award winning law firm.
Have a read of their experience and what they have to say about the local firm with a national presence.
From left to right: Shadreck, Zainab, Luxmiand Shaquille
During my time as a Property intern at Ridley & Hall, I have directly experienced how a law firm works and the processes involved in the areas of sales, purchases and re-mortgage transactions.
Ridley & Hall is unique in comparison to other law firms, as during my time here I have been helped to develop my skills and entrusted with a high degree of responsibility. The working environment is one which is enjoyable and the staff are welcoming from the moment you arrive. I would highly recommend Ridley & Hall to any potential employees or clients because of their excellent ethos and dedication to their staff, clients and community.
“Having completed my first year studying the law at the University of Manchester I have been fortunate enough to secure the opportunity to support the Public Law team at Ridley & Hall solicitors. As I hope to pursue a career within the legal sector, I believe that practical experience as well as my university studies, is a vital component to become successful in this line of work.
The Public Law team at Ridley & Hall have provided me with an invaluable insight to the law in practice. With the help of legal professionals I have enhanced my practical ability in many areas, such as handling important documents and liaising between clients, solicitors and barristers clerks.
Communication and time management have also been highlighted as key aspects to success in the legal field. During my time here all members of staff have been extremely welcoming and approachable, whilst maintaining a high professional standard. I have thoroughly enjoyed working within this fantastic department during the academic break. I look forward to returning to Ridley & Hall after the summer to continue to support the Public Law team alongside my studies.”
“Having worked as an assistant in the administration department last summer at Ridley & Hall, I was given the opportunity to return this summer and work in the child care department. I was thrilled to be able to return due to the lovely, warm and welcoming environment and “family feel” of the firm which made me feel so at ease and comfortable last year.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this role and it has been extremely vital and important in developing my knowledge of the role and job of a solicitor and what a case entails. Through preparing bundles for the court, writing clients’ statements, drafting court orders and speaking and dealing with clients myself, I now have a much more realistic understanding of what the role of a lawyer entails and also that of a legal secretary.
I have also been introduced to different sectors within the legal system and the importance of their role in care proceedings relating to a child. Even through the most simple but essential of jobs such as filing and typing out dictations, I have been shown the level of depth, background knowledge and reports required in a care proceedings case.
It has at times been a challenging and stressful role and the importance of meeting deadlines has been critical with all jobs I have undertaken. This has, however, only benefited me as it has helped me develop and enhance the necessary skills required to succeed in the legal profession. This role has also made me much more passionate and determined to pursue a career in law.
Everyone in the child care team has been very supportive and helpful and I have thoroughly enjoyed working in this department.”
“I have now been part of Ridley & Hall’s conveyancing team for over a year and I have enjoyed every second of it! The thing I like most about Ridley and Hall is the family-like atmosphere. There are always smiles and laughter and there has always been someone there who can support me with whatever task is at hand. When I was asked if I would come back after my exams, I didn’t give it a second thought, the answer was yes without a doubt!
Throughout my time here, I have gained some excellent first-hand experience in sale and purchase transactions where I have completed secretarial work, dealt with third parties and opened and closed files. I would like to thank Ridley & Hall for allowing me to work with them. The experience has been invaluable. By having such a long and successful placement, I believe that this contributed to me obtaining a training contract.”