I began working for Bridge McFarland in March 2020, having previously worked for a different local law firm.
I applied for a legal secretary role in the personal injury department as I wanted to further my career. I was offered an interview which I found to be a straightforward process. I was very excited to receive a phone call the same day confirming that I had been accepted for the role. The firm was very accommodating regarding my notice period, and I was given a two-day induction.
Having started my role on March 12th, I trained for a full week within my department before the country went into lockdown due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Many of my colleagues were furloughed; however, I was lucky enough to carry on working within my department from home. Having worked in a similar role previously, I adapted to working within a new firm quite quickly, although I had plenty of assistance and training from the firm when it was needed.
My role at Bridge McFarland
I have since been promoted to a new role (Litigation Executive) which allows me to work on files, including some of my own cases. My team specialises in personal injury claims such as RTAs, accidents at work and public/occupier’s liability claims and asbestos. I enjoy all aspects of my job role, particularly assisting one of our senior partners Leanne Keating on some of the multi-track cases, which I find very interesting, as I enjoy getting to know our clients.
In March 2021, I was given the opportunity to start training with CILEX, which is being funded by the firm. It has always been an aspiration of mine to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive, and I have recently undertaken my first exam. I am enjoying the training, in particular the Tort module, which covers a lot of my role on a day-to-day basis.
Why Bridge McFarland?
I would 100% recommend Bridge McFarland as a place to work and have previously recommended several roles which have been undertaken by friends who were working within the same area of law. Bridge McFarland has been very supportive of my career development, and I have many wonderful colleagues who all do a brilliant job securing compensation for our well-deserving clients. It is refreshing to work for a company that sees and treats all staff as people and not numbers.
I now have over 11 years of experience working within a law firm and look forward to furthering my career with the firm.