Freya’s week of work experience

Doing work experience at matrix has been really insightful as I am currently in the process of doing my GCSEs and have an interest in law, yet I had no knowledge of what it entailed and how the legal system worked. Matrix gave me the opportunity to travel and watch around 10 different trials in the appeal court, giving me an insight into how the court operates as I had no previous understanding of anything. I had not been certain about entering a career in law because I was quite oblivious to what it actually included but I was fortunate to have the chance to go and speak to trainee barrister, Eleanor, who informed me on what the differences between a solicitor and barrister were, therefore enabling me to choose which one I thought would suit me best; she also shared advice on choices after school and what steps would be most valuable to take if I wanted to go into law.