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Parklane Plowden Pupils’ Interviews

<!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Our pupils are on their feet and accepting instructions from today 4th April 2022. Here we interviewed them about their experience at Parklane Plowden Chambers.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading {"level":4} --> <h4><a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/our-barristers/andrew-mohamdee/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Andrew Mohamadee</strong></a></h4> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:list --> <ul><li><strong>What three words would you use to describe your role?</strong></li></ul> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Stimulating, rewarding, boundless.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <ul><li><strong>What do you like most about your job?</strong></li></ul> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>I enjoy being confronted with new challenges and working out how to best approach them. This career provides endless opportunities to learn unfamiliar legal principles and adapt to an ever-evolving legal system. Each case and client have their own unique set of demands and need to be treated in accordance with their particular circumstances. This limitless variety invigorates one’s inquisitiveness and ensures that work remains fresh and enjoyable.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <ul><li><strong>What advice would you give to recent new pupils?</strong></li></ul> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>For most new pupils, the first few months of pupillage involves coming across lots of new concepts, procedures, practices, and skills. It is important to absorb as much as you can so that you feel confident going into second six. Make sure to ask plenty of questions—there’s no such thing as a silly question! While observing hearings, I found it useful to think about how I would have presented the case; what I liked about the advocacy, what I would have approached differently, etc. Doing this helps bridge the gap between simply observing court proceedings and being an advocate in the hearing. Lastly, the time flies by so make sure you embrace the learning opportunities and enjoy the journey.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <ul><li><strong>Any other comments about your time so far at Parklane Plowden?</strong></li></ul> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>I’ve really enjoyed the friendliness at Parklane Plowden and the willingness of members to go out of their way to help you, whatever the issue. I am grateful to have been welcomed into chambers by people who want to see me excel in my career, and I am looking forward to what lies ahead.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading {"level":4} --> <h4><a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/our-barristers/bharat-jangra/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Bharat&nbsp;Jangra</strong></a></h4> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:list --> <ul><li><strong>What three words would you use to describe your role?</strong></li></ul> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Problem solving communicator.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <ul><li><strong>What do you like most about your job?</strong></li></ul> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>The advocacy! The variety of the work, no two days have been the same and no two days ever will!&nbsp;</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <ul><li><strong>What advice would you give to recent new pupils?</strong></li></ul> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Take each days as it comes. Six/twelve months does not last very long and so it's best to make sure we get the most out of each learning experience.&nbsp;</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <ul><li><strong>Any other comments about your time so far at Parklane Plowden?</strong></li></ul> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>I am very fortunate to be in a like Parklane Plowden, everyone has been incredibly supportive and willing to help. I've had a great first six, here's to the second!</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading {"level":4} --> <h4><a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/our-barristers/sophie-watson/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Sophie Watson</strong></a></h4> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:list --> <ul><li><strong>What three words would you use to describe your role?</strong></li></ul> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Interesting, face-paced, diverse.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <ul><li><strong>What do you like most about your job?</strong></li></ul> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>The work is completely varied and changes on a daily basis which makes for a new learning point every day.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <ul><li><strong>What advice would you give to recent new pupils?</strong></li></ul> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>I would advise new pupils to not be afraid to have a go at any and all types of work. Inevitably we all get things wrong and first six is the time for making mistakes and learning from them.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <ul><li><strong>Any other comments about your time so far at Parklane Plowden?</strong></li></ul> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>The support from all members of chambers and staff has been exceptional. No question (and there has been a lot of them) has been too much trouble for anyone.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>I am extremely excited to start on the next stage.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:group --> <div class="wp-block-group"><!-- wp:group --> <div class="wp-block-group"><!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Find out more about our pupils by visiting their profiles <a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/our-barristers/andrew-mohamdee/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Andrew Mohamadee</strong></a>, <a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/our-barristers/bharat-jangra/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Bharat&nbsp;Jangra</strong></a>, <a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/our-barristers/sophie-watson/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Sophie Watson</strong></a>.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --></div> <!-- /wp:group --></div> <!-- /wp:group -->