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Enisha Ali

Enisha is a first year trainee at Rollits in Hull. Her current seat is in the Property department.

December 2019 - I have really enjoyed my first Christmas at the firm. A variety of activities have taken place throughout the month including a Christmas jumper day (which involved a departmental sing-off!) and also the firm’s Annual General Meeting which was held at the Deep. It was good to have some festive fun and I also attended a presentation given by a motivational speaker at Beverley High School which was a great experience.

I have recently undertaken quite a few research tasks which I enjoyed doing as they gave me the opportunity to learn new information relating to a variety of areas, including leases and charges. I also completed my first replies to Commercial Property Standard Enquiries which further extended my understanding of a property transaction.

This month I also completed a property sale for the first time. With completion being such a significant moment in a transaction, I was happy the sale completed smoothly and I have since completed a further 2 sales.

I am looking forward to seeing what work comes in during the New Year!

November 2019 - I am now almost half way through my seat within the Property Department and can not believe how quickly the time has passed.

I continue to be given new work each day meaning I am constantly learning new things and given the chance to grow as a Trainee.

It has been a really busy month in the department and I am enjoying the responsibility I have been given and feel my knowledge of property law has greatly increased.

This month a matter completed which I had assisted on from start to finish. This felt really rewarding and helped me to understand the full process of a property transaction. Part of my role within the matter was producing a Report on Title which required me to study a large amount of title documents and evaluating as to what extent the various entries affected the property.

Just yesterday the firm held a quiz night which I was really looking forward to as I had heard good reviews about the one held last quarter. It did not disappoint. We all had great fun and the firm ordered in pie from a local restaurant for tea, which was a tasty treat. My team were even each awarded a Christmas pudding for coming last!

As time since September has passed so quickly, I am looking forward to what the next half of my seat in the department brings.

October 2019 - My second month in the Commercial Property Department has flown by!

I feel at home in the department and everyone has continued to support my development, taking the time to review my work and give me helpful advice.

This month I have had the opportunity to assist on matters which have required me to liaise with banks, solicitors and clients. It has been great to have the opportunity to work closely with the different parties and learn more about their roles within in a property transaction, and the importance of keeping all informed. I even attended a few meetings in Leeds which was exciting!

A lot of my work this month has involved leases which I found to be an area of property law I am really interested in. I completed a variety of different tasks, ranging from lease reports to research relating to surrendering a lease.

I feel my drafting skills have already improved since I started, as I have been given the opportunity to draft a broad range of documents which means I have been able to continuously strengthen my drafting style by putting into practice what I learn each time I produce a piece of work.

I have been regularly making Land Registry applications, including those which are new to me, such as registering and removing charges. This has given me knowledge not only in relation to the relevant application process but also charges themselves.

During the month I attended the Hymers Career Convention and University of Hull Law Fair. They were both great events and it was lovely to meet so many people who have an interest in law and to be able to give them advice on how to pursue a career in the field. I also attended the Young Talent Network Leadership Workshop which was very informative and provided tips on how to become a good leader within the work place.

I am very much looking forward to seeing what work I will complete within the next few months as my responsibilities increase

September 2019 - After graduating with a degree in Law from the University of Hull in 2018, followed by an LPC LLM in Professional Legal Practice from the University of Law earlier this year, I have now almost completed my first month as a Trainee Solicitor at Rollits.

My first week mainly consisted of inductions and getting to know my new colleagues. It was great to see people who I previously met two years ago whilst taking part in the Firm’s Vacation Scheme. It felt like hardly any time had passed because everyone made me feel very welcome.

Working in the Property Department, I have already been able to deal with a variety of different legal matters including assisting on the exchange and completion of agricultural land, adverse possession applications and reports on leases. I helped host events for the Heritage Open Day, which was great to be included in, and will also be attending the Hull Incorporated Law Society Ball this week.

I am thoroughly enjoying my time at the Firm and I cannot wait to see what new skills I develop from working in the Department for the next five months.

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