(Pictured above from left: Recruitment & Training Manager, Luiza Da Costa with Maria Vrenozai)
Express Solicitors are delighted to have awarded Maria Vrenozai, 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.
During her week at Express Solicitors, Maria had the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the world of personal injury law spending time in a number of different departments. Maria shadowed members of the new client team, assisted the administration team with incoming/outgoing post tasks, as well as spending time with fee earners in the Clinical Negligence, Employer’s liability, Occupier’s & Public liability, and RTA departments.
When asked what she enjoyed most about her work experience placement at Express Solicitors, Maria commented: “It was a brilliant opportunity for me to apply the legal knowledge that I gained during the first year of my undergraduate studies. I feel as though I have gained a broader understanding of the different areas within personal injury law and I have learnt some invaluable practical skills and have a deeper understanding of how a law firm operates. My supervisors were always supportive, accessible and willing to give feedback which gave me the confidence to do new tasks – I wish the placement could’ve lasted longer!”
Maria’s plans for the future involve completing her degree and an LPC; after her studies she is hoping to secure a training contract to become a solicitor.