The Pro’s and Con’s of Moving from Paralegal to Trainee
It is an odd experience to be writing my first trainee blog as, contrary to the usual trainee stereotype, I am very familiar with Woodfines having worked as a paralegal here for a number of years. Whilst I know the firm, that’s not to say that I know everything about the law. Indeed, the first […]
Is that Christmas Tipple Worth it?
Christmas party season is upon us and, as ever, traditionally brings with it indulgence and, for some, over-indulgence, particularly in relation to increased alcohol intake. Despite yearly awareness campaigns, December is still one of the busiest months for drink driving incidents and arrests. Perhaps there is a uncertainty or misconception about how much alcohol can […]
Training Contract…My First Few Weeks!
5 September 2018 marked my first official day as a Trainee Solicitor at Woodfines. On my journey to the firm’s office in Bedford, I could not help but feel overwhelmed considering the challenging six year pathway that brought me to this point. I could finally award myself the title of ‘Trainee Solicitor’ and an immense […]
Paving the Way for Autonomous Vehicles
The Law Commissions of Scotland and England want your views on how the law might adapt to enable the safe and effective deployment of automated vehicles on Britain’s roads. Although the focus is on passenger transport, the recently published preliminary consultation paper (see the summary here) welcomes input from the freight industry and any other […]
Ensuring Continuous Development for Transport Professionals
The Senior Traffic Commissioner, Richard Turfitt, has recently published a reminder that transport managers and operators need to make sure they keep up to date. Mr Turfitt has reinforced the importance of continuous professional development for those responsible for managing haulage, bus and coach operations. Transport managers and responsible persons within operators should ensure they […]
Woodfines Recognised in Annual Legal Rankings
Woodfines Solicitors has been recognised for its legal expertise in the annual directory, the Legal 500; which analyses the capabilities of law firms across the region, and publishes a yearly comprehensive review of the global, national and local legal market. The firm been noted across its teams for the high level of knowledge and service […]