I began working for Smith Partnership in 2016 as a paralegal in the Commercial Property Department at the Derby branch. I graduated from Derby University with a degree in law in 2015 and I’m currently on the Legal Practice Course which I hope to complete in late 2017.
As a paralegal my role involves assisting on a wide range of commercial property matters working closely with senior Partners and solicitors. I help to draft property documentation including leases and transfers and I’m heavily involved in the investigation of property title and other documentation, reporting to clients and generally making sure things progress as swiftly and efficiently as possible.
I also deal with all aspects of post completion processes for commercial property transactions such as attending to Stamp Duty Land Tax submissions and Land Registry applications.
Away from the office I enjoy reading, travelling and spending time watching international cricket.
Surj at a glance
2015: Graduates from Derby University with a degree in Law