A Day In The Life of Nishtha Misra
Summarise what your job is?
Following successful completion of my training contract with Whitehead Monckton, I have now qualified into the Family department as a Newly Qualified Solicitor! The biggest change is that I am now responsible for building up and managing my own caseload, otherwise professional development and training still forms a key aspect of the job, as with any role. I continue developing my knowledge and experience in the area by supporting more senior and experienced members of the team with their cases too. Fortunately, I am still being told, “there is no such thing as a stupid question!”
How do you get ready to start your day?
I usually start the night before. After assembling what I will wear the next day, I write up my to do list for work I need to deal with as soon as I get into the office so I can stay organised and focussed (emails that have come in overnight can change this so it is always a good idea to know what will need prioritising). A good night’s sleep is crucial and then the morning itself consists of light yoga, a good breakfast and a big flask of coffee!
What is your favourite part of the job?
Learning something new everyday. As a newly qualified professional and with no one client being the same, every single instruction brings an opportunity to learn a new aspect of the law or learning to adopt a different approach to deal with a case to achieve the best outcome which will ultimately suit my client and their situation.
What is the most challenging part of your job?
Preparing for final hearing(s)!
How do you relax when you finish work?
The Canary Wharf office has the best view of the riverside and bordered by the towering buildings, it is an amalgamation of two contrasting worlds so the walk to the tube station is always a pleasant one where you get to take a breath of fresh air in the surroundings. I usually put on a podcast in my headphones for the commute home or read a book during the journey if I am lucky enough to get a seat!