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Alexandra Buchanan

Alexandra Buchanan

Trainee Solicitor โ€“โ€“โ€“ Exeter

Alexandra's first seat was contentious and she was sat in the Travel Tourism and Insurance department. She undertook mostly claimant related matters and was involved in preparing court documents, bundles and instructing counsel.  The work involved required interaction with both individuals and the Insurers themselves and she felt that she learned a lot from the highly experienced and specialised team.

Her second seat was in the Private Wealth department which involved a lot of client contact and drafting a wide range of documentation ranging from wills, powers of attorney to deeds of appointment, retirement and renunciation. She also assisted on the management of estates and provided advice to clients in relation to tax efficient structures. In both of these seats she often carried out detailed legal research tasks.

Her current seat is in Housing and Regeneration where she has her own case load. She has so far assisted on agreements involved in development as well as plot sales and leasehold related work. The training in this department is extensive and she feels that there is a lot of interaction amongst the different offices as well as opportunities to get involved with work from other teams.

Alexandra also steers the CSR committee in Exeter which involves organising various volunteering, internships for students and fundraising activities.