Student takes law experience into his own hands - The Redditch Standard
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11th Aug, 2022

Student takes law experience into his own hands

A LAW STUDENT from Stratford College has secured a paid position at a law firm over summer after a successfully work experience placement.

Harley Price, 16 from Wythall, is coming to the end of his first year on the Level 3 psychology, criminology and law course.

He undertook his first work experience placement of the course at Davison’s Law in Startford.

Le-Anne Tustin, office manager at Davison’s Law said: “We like to support the local schools and the development of a new generation offering a look into the world of law that can sometimes seem rather daunting.

“Work experience is so useful for this industry as it gives a new generation an insight into the benefits of what the law sector can offer.

“Everyone remembers their work experience – I did mine in a Solicitors practice at 15 and here I am 20 years later!”

The work experience lasted a week and through that time Harley got the chance to get insight into different stages of conveyancing.

This included mortgage processing, property searches, contract drafting and shadowing the will and probate solicitor.

Harley said: “I found this really interesting and made me think if becoming a criminal barrister doesn’t work out, I’d definitely consider specialising in probate and wills.”

After impressing on the placement, Harley has been offered a paid job with the firm this summer.

Le-Anne added: “Harley was enthusiastic, with a real interest in the industry and a dedication to a career path in law.”

Psychology, criminology and law lecturer, Sharon Gerrard-Pickering, said: “Harley’s work ethic is excellent. When he first started the course, he found it challenging trying to meet deadlines, but he soon turned this around.

“Harley showed great initiative in going into the solicitor’s in person to see if he could secure a work experience placement and it was impressive that he was offered that chance there and then, especially as he’s under 18.

“It’s to his credit that he has been offered paid summer work, proving that hard work and determination are the key to success.”

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