Express Solicitors are delighted to have awarded Ellie Harding, a first year LLB student, a week’s work placement, plus £100 after she received the accolade of Manchester Metropolitan University LLB Tort prize winner. Express sponsors this prize annually and it is awarded to the student who receives the best overall mark in their LLB Tort Exam.
During her placement at Express Solicitors, Ellie had the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the world of personal injury law spending time in a variety of different departments across the firm. Ellie spent time with members of the new client team, dealing with initial attendances. Ellie was also given the opportunity to complete various paralegal tasks for fee earners in the Costs, Employer’s liability, Occupier’s & Public liability, and RTA departments.
(Pictured above from left: Ellie Harding , with Recruitment and Training Manager, Luiza Da Costa)
When asked what she was able to take away from her experience placement at Express Solicitors, Ellie commented: “During the week I gained so much experience with how the firm operates and had the opportunity to get stuck into some very interesting cases. All of the staff I spent time with were very helpful and gave me a great insight into work within their department. The week was such a good opportunity to see how my legal studies can be put into practice and has given me a more rounded perspective of the litigation process.”
“I have come away with a positive outlook on personal injury law and an even greater drive to gain more experience in order to get to where I would like to be in the future.”
Training & Recruitment Manager, Luiza da Costa said, “It’s always wonderful to see a student, really enthusiastic about getting involved. Ellie took every opportunity to make the most of this experience and a number of our fee earners were surprised, she is so early on in her studies. Here at Express, we always look to invest in the lawyers of the future, be that capable students like Ellie, or our own talented junior fee earners.”