Name: Chelsey Wileman
Department: Dispute Resolution
Qualification Date: April 2022
What is an average day like?
Always busy! After my ‘Costa Coffee’ I sit down and review the emails/phone calls I have received from the evening before, and I get things noted down on my life saving to-do list.
Of course, not every day is as planned as I will work on lots of matters at the same time, but an average day may involve:
- Drafting court proceedings
- Liaising with clients, opposing solicitors and the Court
- Reviewing court documents and without prejudice negotiations
- Researching niche areas of dispute and reporting my findings to the client
Before leaving I go back to the holy grail to-do list and update, tick off (or usually extend) and review.
What do I enjoy most about my role?
I enjoy how different each day is and the sheer amount of information I take in and get to learn.
Each client has a different issue that needs resolving, each requiring intricate research and application. It is always challenging, and I love that!
The Dispute Resolution department are extremely team focused and are very supportive with each other’s files.
What was my route to becoming qualified?
I completed my LPC/LLM straight after my undergraduate degree (all at Nottingham Trent University) and then started as a family paralegal at Astle Paterson Solicitors in Burton Upon Trent in 2019.
I did this for approximately 6 months before the dreaded pandemic hit. I worked on and off for another 6 months in the family department. I commenced my training contract with Astle Paterson in September 2020 and qualified in April 2022.
What seats did I complete during my training contract?
- Family Law
- Commercial Property
- Residential Property
- Litigation/ Dispute Resolution
What areas of law can I assist you with?
- Business disputes
- Property litigation
- Debt recovery
- Landlord and tenant disputes