Full-time internship at Burke Niazi's Holloway office. I assisted solicitors at the firm with case work and preparation for representation at Mental Health Tribunals and Hospital Managers Hearings. My responsibilities included taking telephone inquiries, meetings with clients, communication with the hospital administrative staff as well as the treating teams, and office work. I would also occasionally work at the reception. Aside from the preparatory aspects of the internship, the position also enabled me to shadow an experienced Mental Health Panel Member at a Tribunal hearing.
I also volunteered on several occasions to support the firm's Family Department by attending court hearings and taking notes for the instructed solicitors. The opportunity allowed me to shadow family law barristers, and to gain an insight on how the law is applied in practice.