By Nilah Ulhaq, Summer Intern
It's now coming up to the halfway mark of my summer internship and I don't know where the time has gone!
On my first day I was asked by the Partner in my team if I had studied Property Law before. Although I had, how much I remembered was a mystery. However, having to recall my knowledge of Scots Property Law from 2nd year of university has proven much easier than expected with the help of my team. The atmosphere at Turcan Connell is so welcoming. If you have a question, whether it relates to how to draft a deed or how to open your stapler, there will always be someone willing to help.
The responsibility I’ve been given as a Summer Intern has really surprised me. My dad’s jokes about being used as a human photocopier have not come into reality. From my first day I’ve been given tasks from drafting various deeds to making important (and nerve-racking) phone calls. I never thought I would find it so exciting to make an inventory of title deeds but it turns out there is something very therapeutic about reading fountain pen from the 1800s. At this moment in time, I’m currently drafting an offer to purchase a farm for the Partner in my team. Unfortunately, it’s a bit more complicated than “I would like to buy your farm” with the end result being 18 pages of legal jargon.
After studying abroad in New York for a year, it’s safe to say that the thought of working for six weeks in a UK law firm was not what I envisioned as an ideal summer. However, as well as my work to-do list overfilling, so is my calendar thanks to Turcan Connell’s Social and Recreational Committee. As interns, we have all been made to feel so welcome by the firm through weekly social events which makes working 9.00am-5.00pm a whole lot easier and a lot more fun.
So, three weeks in and so far each day has been filled with new responsibilities, interesting tasks and social events. Here’s hoping the next three weeks will bring even more challenges.