The Intern Diaries: Meet Daniel
You might have seen a few weeks ago that five new faces have joined the rradar team. Our interns, Daniel Ellis, Katherine Coates, Nihro Mawlood, Robert Westwood and Tamera Amoah, have been exploring what goes on at rradar, spending time in a number of departments and getting a first-hand taste of the way that we bring the rradar difference to everything we do. We wanted to know how they were getting on and what they thought of the rradar experience, so we’ve taken some time to ask them a series of questions about what they’ve learned so far.
Third in the series of The Intern Diaries, we sit down with Daniel.
What were your initial impressions of rradar? Was there anything that stood out from the offset?
My initial impression of rradar was really positive. The first thing that really stood out for me was the friendliness of all of the members of staff. Everyone at rradar gave me a really warm welcome and any nerves that I had about starting here disappeared very quickly. It quickly became evident that everyone was really approachable and always willing to help if I needed any.
During your time here, what have been some of the highlights for you?
One of the highlights for me is that the work I have been given on the internship is meaningful work. This internship is certainly giving me practical legal skills which will be necessary for my future legal career.
What do you think about the work you have been getting on with during your time here? Is there anything specific you have really enjoyed getting involved with?
My first seat was within the Content team. Here, we write and review articles for rradarstation, the online portal which is designed to educate clients, so they don’t make costly legal mistakes.
I have now just started my second seat in the Commercial Disputes team. Here, I have had the opportunity to witness the variety of work that they undertake. I have enjoyed learning new practical legal skills such as writing a letter of claim which is required under the pre-action protocol.
How is working at rradar different from other workplaces you have worked at, if at all?
rradar is not like any other work environment I have worked in. It feels like one big family. It’s a really nice environment to work in as no-one is in competition and everyone is willing to help each other to ensure the success of rradar as a whole. It is also very refreshing compared to other workplaces that Gary Gallen, the CEO works at a desk outside his office with everyone else rather than locking himself away not to be seen or disturbed.
rradar has a specific set of values that it has embedded in its culture and practices – how have you encountered these during your time and what are your thoughts?
rradar has a specific set of values; unity, authentic, pioneering and relentless. It is clear from my time here so far that each and every person connected with rradar endorses these values.
I will focus on just one which is ‘Unity’. While working here at rradar, everyone I have worked with works unified as a team and has a common goal - to educate clients so legal mishaps won’t occur in the first place. Everyone here takes real pride in everything they do so they can ensure the success rradar is experiencing continues.
What would you say to somebody who’s thinking about working at rradar?
Just go for it. You’ll quickly learn that rradar is not like any other firm; they are truly doing things differently and are revolutionising the way the legal sector will work in the future. There is no reason why you shouldn’t come and work at rradar; as soon as you set foot through the door, you will experience the rradar difference. Come and enjoy being part of this forward-looking, fast-growing company. You will not regret it!