Catching up with Edward Boakye, Trainee Solicitor
Updated: Apr 15, 2019
At rradar, we’re very proud of our new trainees – it’s important to us to centre education at the heart of what we do for our colleagues as well as our clients.
We’re excited that our trainee solicitor intake widened this year to 4 and one of those was Edward Boakye. We took some time to talk to him about his experiences so far with rradar.
Edward, you’re currently in a seat in the Business Crime and Regulation team in Leeds. How are you finding it?
“As a trainee, I have been given the opportunity to get involved in some challenging and interesting cases; ranging from HMRC’s Tax investigations to Private prosecution matters. The experience gained thus far from working alongside the expert lawyers at rradar who offer commercially astute and innovative legal advice has been incredibly rewarding.”
What is it like doing the job? Is your workload varied?
“As a trainee at rradar, no two days are the same. One day you could be on a site visit with a Senior Solicitor and drafting the meeting minutes thereafter, the next day you could be assigned to research tasks and assisting with trial preparation.”
Trainee solicitors have a lot to take on in a very short period of time. Are you being worked hard at rradar?
“The work can be very challenging. You will be expected to work hard all the time, deal with competing demands and pushed out of your comfort zone but there are always experienced lawyers within your department who are ready to offer support and guidance.”
Is it just office-based or do you get the chance to take part in other activities?
“At rradar, you are encouraged to get involved in networking events which in my perspective, is essential for current trainee solicitors and prospective trainees. You will have the opportunity to attend Universities to discuss your legal journey with aspiring lawyers. These are all exercises designed to enhance your public speaking skills and prepare you for the future as a diligent and confident Solicitor.”
Thanks, Edward. It certainly sounds like you’re enjoying yourself and getting involved in everything rradar has to offer. Good luck with your continuing journey and your next seat.
Would you like to find out more about becoming a Trainee Solicitor at rradar? Head to rradar.com/trainee-solicitors