Regular Wildings blogger and Litigation Executive, Emma Sockett, is the staff member we introduce you to in this instalment of Meet the Team.
In this article you will gain an insight into Emma’s role at Wildings, her background and her interests.
Describe your role at Wildings
I am a Litigation Executive at the Manchester branch of Wildings Solicitors. I have worked in the Personal Injury department at Wildings for just over a year and a half and assist predominantly with the day to day running of Personal Injury claims.
The claims that we deal with in the Personal Injury team primarily involve Road Traffic Accidents, employers and public liability matters. Handling these cases with sensitivity and professionalism is something which is absolutely essential to securing our clients the best possible outcome in their matters.
Which areas of law do you specialise in?As I mentioned earlier, I specialise mainly in Personal Injury matters sustained in road traffic accidents. Seeking compensation for an injury can be daunting for many clients, so we try our hardest to make sure that no further weight is added to their shoulders.
I’ve always had an interest in Law and recently completed my LPC at BBP Law School in Manchester. At university, as well as Personal Injury, I studied Clinical Negligence, Family Law and Employment Law. Having a broad knowledge definitely comes in handy and I always ensure that I am up to date with any changes that occur in the various areas.
What is the most satisfying aspect of your job?The most satisfying aspect of my role at Wildings is securing the settlements that my clients deserve. The injuries that our clients suffer in road traffic accidents can often have a negative knock on effect on their personal and work lives.
I always try to go the extra mile for my clients and find it invariably satisfying when our hard work is rewarded with fair and appropriate settlements.
I am also fortunate to have great working and personal relationships with my colleagues both in the Birmingham and Manchester offices. This makes my role at Wildings all the more enjoyable!
What is the proudest moment of your career so far?Gaining my Legal Practice Certificate is definitely one of the proudest moments in my legal career and I hope in the near future to fully qualify as a Solicitor.
An aspect of my role at Wildings that I also take a great amount of pride in is the training which I provide for other members of the Personal Injury team. Helping new colleagues to find their feet in the Personal Injury department is great and I take pride in seeing new members of staff growing in confidence and learning new skills.
What do you like to do in your spare time?I love sport so a great deal of my spare time is taken up watching almost any sports with the exception of golf. The main sports that I follow are football and darts. I come from a family of Manchester United fans and love to spend time with them watching our team.
I’d also describe myself as a “Netflix Enthusiast” and constantly find myself getting hooked on new TV boxsets.
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