India Tisbury - Day in the life
Solicitor Apprentice, Taunton
India is a Solicitor Apprentice in our Taunton office, currently working within our Claims Handling team.
I will then check in with my supervisor at this point to discuss any queries, workload, and tasks for the afternoon.
India Tisbury, Solicitor Apprentice
My alarm goes off at 7am and after having my breakfast, walking the dogs, and making myself presentable, I am out the door by 8am to start my commute to the office. Sometimes I listen to podcasts on my journey, but mostly I put on some feel good music to set a positive mood for the day.
I arrive at the office and collect my morning beverage from the coffee machine. I usually find a crowd of colleagues here at this time and we all have a brief catch-up. I like to arrive a little early to check my emails and browse the news, as it sets a good pace for the day if I’m not starting the day in a hectic rush.
Time for a quick re-fuel with coffee. I’ve had a busy morning filled with new insurance claims to review and policies to analyse. I’ve drafted a few emails and made notes on all the new terminology I’ve learned, ready to review with my supervisor later. I then set out to plan my report to Insurers. I find this challenging as this is not something I am experienced with yet, so it takes me a little while.
I have lunch at 1pm. It feels good to get outside and get some fresh air. Sometimes I’ll get some lunch with colleagues, but today is one where I listen to a couple of interesting TED Talks.
I spend the first hour after lunch sending drafts approved by my supervisor and crossing off tasks from the morning. I will then check in with my supervisor at this point to discuss any queries, workload, and tasks for the afternoon. I am lucky to sit near my supervisor who is always happy to help.
After a training session on contributory negligence, I head to the beloved coffee machine for my afternoon hot chocolate. I summarise my notes from the training session, and make notes on points of further interest. Usually, this is when I complete less challenging tasks such as compiling claims summaries. I prepare my to-do list for tomorrow so that I don’t have to worry about that in the morning, and at 5:30pm I am off.
My evenings aren’t always spent in a productive manner but I think time to wind down is important. Sometimes I’ll take my dogs for a walk (living near the South West Coast Path has its advantages), but tonight I spend some time with my family and spend more hours than I am proud of watching an array of videos on YouTube. I then like to wind down with a bit of reading to clear my mind, ready to do it all again tomorrow.