What do coffee, teddy and prime have in common?
Well, continuing our “lockdown, a day in the life of” series, our commercial conveyancer Julie Hussey sets out her keys to successfully tackling a busy lockdown schedule
Well this is what Julie's tells us:
So when friends ask, what do you do for a living and your reply………… commercial property lawyer – their reply “like in suits?” I then have to break it to them that this is not quite the reality of what lawyers do and when I explain what I actually do – their eyes glaze over!
The question is do I feel offended? No I don’t, I have friends who work in all kinds of sectors and what they do may have the same eye glazing effect on me!
So where to start, what do I do……………………………
I get into work for 8am, by this time; I have already taken my miniature labradoodle Teddy out for a walk and probably had about three coffees (yes I love coffee)!
When I get into the office I log in, check my emails and put together a to-do list for that day. The reality is that even within a few hours that list can look very different based on fast changing client situations!
So in between the above there is more coffee that is drunk, possibly a visit from the receptionists dog Roxy, who likes to visit our floor when she is in – I like to think she visits due to all our amazing personalities, but I suspect it is due to the fact we spoil her with treats and attention – though since we have all been back working in the office she does not come in so much anymore L
During the day with the assistance of the dynamic duo (Jackie and Elizabeth), I could be dealing with a whole range of matters, leases, commercial sale and purchases, assignments, the list goes on……………….
The great thing about what I do is that no deal is the same, one minute I could be dealing with a client who is starting a business and taking their first lease of a commercial property or it could be another client opening up a fourth location for their business, either way both deals are equally important to each client and we get the privilege of being part of that journey and seeing their businesses grow.
Even with the challenges that lockdown and social distancing that have been imposed by himself (the Prime Minister), we are finding ways to make the situation work – it has been surreal with the change in working, but as a work family we still have lots of humour, coffee and chocolate to get the job done and stay safe.
At the end of the day, I go home, take Teddy out again for his walk, eat and watch a box set on prime or the real housewives (#sorrynotsorry) or similar and chill out.
Tomorrow is another day…………………………….