By Adam Greig, Summer Intern
It feels slightly surreal to be approaching the halfway point of my internship programme with Turcan Connell already, but while it seems to have gone quickly it also feels like I have been here for longer. I can only put this down to how welcoming everyone has been in their efforts to integrate me into the Land and Property team and the firm as a whole, and the sheer volume of work they somehow manage to get through leaving me with no shortage of tasks of my own to get to grips with.
Having just finished the Property course at university last semester, it’s been pleasing to be able to give some knowledge practical application. Yet, just as much as getting something right feels satisfying, learning something new has proven all the more valuable. There is certainly much to learn within Land and Property, as well as the questions that come with it.
Slowly but surely (under the watchful eye of my mentor) tasks that were at first daunting are now less so. The IT system is beginning to show me its secrets and the piles of title deeds yield what I’m looking for more often than not. Drafting letters for clients is no longer a stylistic battle, and navigating a draft bill is becoming increasingly smooth. Even the bun run is becoming a streamlined process. Building a small vocabulary of farming terminology has also been an unexpected but not unwelcome bi-product of my work!
All in all, I have felt a real sense of progress each day, and it goes to show why the opportunity to experience an internship at a firm like Turcan Connell is invaluable in beginning a career in law. It’s great to read my fellow interns’ blog posts and see that this is a sentiment echoed by them in their experiences around the firm. A new challenge presents itself on a daily basis and I have no doubt it will continue to do so for the remainder of my time here and that can only be a good thing.