By Georgia Chalmers, Summer Intern
We are now almost half way through the Summer Internship programme at Turcan Connell and I can’t quite believe how fast time has flown by since we began.
Private client and property law are two areas of law I have been interested in since starting my degree. My initial contact with Turcan Connell was through attending the Royal Highland Show. After seeing the firm’s prominent place within the farming community at this event and beyond, I knew that this would be the firm that I wanted to work at and I feel so privileged to be able to spend six weeks here.
Having been placed in Don Macleod’s Land & Property Team, I instantly felt right at home, especially being from a farming background. However, nothing prepared me for the broad spectrum of transactions a rural based property team has to deal with. From forestry to fishing, to large farms and crofts to residential conveyancing, the wide variety of clients has meant no two days have been the same.
After studying Property Law at Ordinary and Honours level, I felt that I was relatively aware of important property issues. However, the theory learned at university does not compare to the real life practicalities of property work including: drafting deeds, creating Reports on Title for clients, contacting other solicitors, putting together inventories of Title Deeds and calculating fees. Fortunately, the team I have been placed with are exceedingly supportive and helpful, answering any questions that I may have – even the most ridiculous ones!
Going forward, I am excited to learn more and eager to face new challenges that come my way. I’m also excited to socialise more with people across the firm with the Summer BBQ coming up and further drinks and meals out planned.