A Day In The Life of Urvashi Suddul
Summarise what your job is?
I am a trainee solicitor in the corporate/employment department based in the Maidstone office. I provide assistance to all the qualified solicitors in the department. My role usually consists of helping with transactions such as a sale or purchase of a business (i.e. drafting the legal due diligence report, the ancillary documents, deeds, etc.) to meeting and corresponding with clients and preparing trial bundles. I have also been fortunate to have been trusted with some matters to deal with on my own, which was an excellent confidence builder.
How do you get ready to start the day?
I usually set around 5 or so alarms to wake up in the morning. I will have a cup of tea and some breakfast to make me alert and ready for the day, as the 5 or so alarms are clearly not enough. On my drive to work, I listen to audiobooks or the radio to make the M20 50 miles per hour speed limits bearable.
What is the favourite part of your job?
Given the nature of this profession, even in transactional work when clients come to us, they are often nervous about undertaking the legal process required. The favourite part of my job is reassuring clients and guiding them through what they see as a complicated process. It is also always nice to see clients achieve the end result desired and to know that our team played an instrumental part in getting them there.
What is the most challenging part of your job?
Preparing bundles! The consequences of doing this incorrectly are too dire to think about…
How do you relax when you finish work?
I try to go to the gym after work to keep active as I spend the majority of the day at my desk or in meetings and eating all the cakes everyone brings to the office. Other than this, I like to socialise with my friends and family or to vegetate in front of the TV watching awful reality shows or Netflix.