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A day in the life of ... Shazia Haider-Shah

Date:28 JUN 2019
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In House Advocate

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

I am a solicitor advocate. I work in collaboration with solicitors in the office to prepare cases for clients for presentation to the court. I do the court advocacy advise the client on their case report back to them and draft up any orders as necessary. I keep in touch with the client and alongside my colleagues I work towards the trial or settlement - both of which I will do.
A typical day:
Get to court meet with client advise on what to expect for the day liaise with or negotiate with the other representatives present the case complete a detailed attendance note draft an outcome letter feed back to the office plan the next steps. Pickup papers for the next day drive home usually on the M1 and get in for around 6-7pm. Motivate myself to get to the gym maybe even go to the gym come back make dinner watch 30 minutes of TV clear up and sit down...

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