National Careers Week – Molly Evans

It’s ‘National Careers Week’, so we have taken this oppportunity to ask members of our team what it is like to start their career at Timms. Today we speak to Trainee Solicitor Molly Evans who is in her final seat in the Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence team…

A Little Bit About Me

My name is Molly Evans and I will have been with Timms for two years this April. I started my journey as a Conveyancing Paralegal then began my 18 month Training Contract in January 2022, commencing in the Wills and Probate Team. I obtained a distinction for my Masters in Professional Legal Practice from Birmingham City University in 2020 and I am due to qualify as a solicitor later this year.

The Start Of My Career – Timms Trainee Solicitor Programme

The application process for the Trainee Solicitor programme was made up of three stages, submitting my CV and cover letter, a presentation and interview and finally an assessment day! I have learnt through this process to think on my feet, use my initiative and most importantly to be myself.

I also discovered how daunting the process can be, so you have to remain calm (outwardly, at least!) under pressure. I learnt that being able to demonstrate an ability to work effectively as a team is just as important as your individual performance. Overall, I found the interview stages were very well organised, enjoyable, and challenging in equal measure.

The Most Challenging/ Surprising Aspect Of My Training

The most challenging aspect of the training so far has been getting to grips with Will drafting- it is an art form in its own right! I very much enjoy drafting Wills to suit the client’s individual circumstances, and I quickly realised that no two Wills are ever the same!

What Have I Learnt So Far?

I am proud that I have been able to learn so much in such a short period of time. However, I could not have done this without the help of my amazing colleagues. I have developed some great working practices to help me organise my time and prioritise tasks, that I will look forward to implementing as I look to qualification.

What Have I Enjoyed So Far?

I feel very lucky to still be learning every day and to have gained experience in Wills and Probate, Conveyancing, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence.

I am looking forward to completing my qualification and making the decision about which department I would like to specialise.


Molly Evans

Molly Evans

March 2023

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