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May 2023

I cannot believe it is almost the three month mark of being a trainee and halfway through my property seat!

This month I have considered drafting a TP1 in depth, and the surrounding legal issues to ensure a seller can use their retained land for the purpose they intend to. I have also worked with the dispute resolution team in preparing a Section 25 notice, which has been good to see how the departments are interlinked.

I have also spent a fair amount of time this month sifting through deeds to prepare for a voluntary first registration application, and finding the root of title.

I have been briefed by colleagues on a couple of matters which are right at the outset and I am looking forward to seeing those progress over the coming weeks and hopefully I will get to see some matters complete.

April 2023

I have had the chance this month to take on some more varied tasks including drafting, preparing Land Registry applications and SDLT returns, as well as continuing to do research.

I prepared a Land Registry application for first registration and it was good to see the differences between this and a standard application where the property is registered.

I drafted a tenancy at will which was interesting as I am beginning to see and work on other interests in property, aside from simply buying and selling property which I worked on in the residential team.

I also attended my first Hull Young Professionals event, which was an afternoon at Beverley Races. It was particularly nice to spend time with my fellow trainees as well as meeting other people in the industry and getting an opportunity to network.

March 2023

Having spent the month transitioning from being a paralegal in the York property department to beginning my training contract in the Hull property department, it has been interesting and insightful to take on some new tasks.

I have spent my time this month doing several research based tasks in various news areas, preparing SDLT returns, helping out with a farm purchase and preparing a couple of commercial lease summaries. Alongside the other trainees, I also helped out with setting up for a breakfast seminar at the office.

Everybody in the department has been super supportive in allowing me time to tie up loose ends from my paralegal workload, and I am finding it really helpful getting feedback on the new pieces of work I have undertaken to help with my continuous development.

I am looking forward to seeing what challenges the month ahead brings, as well as attending my first young professionals event!

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