Diary Of A Highstreet Conveyancer – Tuesday April 28
I am so glad that I can go into my office every day; I unlock my front door and go into my office. It is quiet but I have always arrived early so am used to the solitude of an early morning. The only difference now is that I am here alone for the whole day. No staff, no clients, no-one just popping in…it is lonely and even though I do seem to do far more work I have realised that I miss seeing people.
I talk to clients on the telephone, and I have been calling local lawyers to check in with them, but it is not the same as sitting down with a cup of tea and chatting to clients.
I have been thinking about what it will be like in the future – will it be ok to meet clients to sign documents? And go through the legal formalities with them? or will it all be done through the post?
I think back on the days when I was quite happy not having any appointments, thinking I could just do paperwork throughout the day without realising that having a client pop in for a chat was life enhancing. Humans are sociable and need to see each other. When the only people I see outside of my family are shop assistants in a supermarket, or my neighbours on a Thursday evening, it makes me realise how much I have missed other people. But we have to endure this strange world for a short while yet. but who knows for how long?
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts
The article is written by a real high street conveyancer who wishes to remain anonymous.