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A day in the life of ... Adiba Bassam

Date:25 MAY 2018
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Legal assistant

What is your position and what do you do on a day-to-day basis?

I am a paralegal/legal assistant at 4 Paper Buildings. I work from 8:30-17:30 however there have been times when I have worked longer for a last minute case or a late conference and there have been days when I have completed all my tasks well in time. As I am the only paralegal at Chambers my workdays can be very versatile; I have attended direct access conferences researched into Sharia law drafted documents produced slides for seminars – sometimes all in a day’s work!

How long have you been in this role and what brought you here?

I have completed a law degree and the BPTC and my aspiration is to practice family law as a barrister. When this role was advertised I thought what better opportunity to learn from some of the leaders in the field while keeping up to date with the law and getting paid for it! I have been in this role for 8 months.

Any memorable stories from your career so far?

Nothing too embarrassing yet...I’ve jinxed it now...

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