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The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - ET Business -

mak­ing tele­phone calls. An old client drops in for a cof­fee and to catch up. It’s the first time he’s been to my new of­fices so I show him around. He is suit­ably im­pressed and says he will rec­om­mend his fam­ily and friends to me. It’s al­ways nice to see old clients and es­pe­cially when they pro­vide such pos­i­tive feed­back. I go to the bank and on my way back pick up some shop­ping for the evening meal. I spend the af­ter­noon re­view­ing files. I end my work­ing day go­ing through my “to-do list” and mark­ing off com­pleted tasks. It’s been a long day so I’m look­ing for­ward to my weekly yoga class in the evening. Thurs­day It’s a busy day to­day. When I ar­rive at the of­fice I read through my post and dic­tate some replies. I tele­phone some in­sur­ers and ne­go­ti­ate set­tle­ments for a few clients in re­spect of their per­sonal in­jury claims and send e-mails con­firm­ing the agree­ments. I then draft a com­plex sched­ule of dam­ages set­ting out de­tails of a client’s losses fol­low­ing a se­ri­ous ac­ci­dent. I leave the of­fice at 3pm to col­lect my daugh­ter from school and take her to a dance class. My sis­ter will col­lect her at the end of the class. I re­turn to the of­fice to sign my post and then go to a busi­ness gar­den party, where I meet some le­gal col­leagues and busi­ness con­tacts. I ar­rive home just in time for maths home­work! Fri­day I have a meet­ing to­day to dis­cuss bud­gets for the next fi­nan­cial year. I pre­pare for the meet­ing and then go through my post. Hav­ing re­ceived some set­tle­ment cheques I dic­tate letters to clients send­ing the cheques out. It is very sat­is­fy­ing when a case con­cludes and the client gets the set­tle­ment they de­serve. Af­ter agree­ing bud­gets with my busi­ness part­ner we dis­cuss busi­ness devel­op­ment and agree some ini­tia­tives. New sig­nage for the of­fice has ar­rived - it looks re­ally good. The rest of the day is spent con­sid­er­ing a new con­struc­tion mat­ter - very in­ter­est­ing but tech­ni­cal. I pre­pare my re­port and e-mail the client by the 5pm dead­line. I sign my post and de­cide to call it a day. I get home in good time to set­tle down with my fam­ily to watch the Eng­land game - a dis­ap­point­ing end to an oth­er­wise great week.

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