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For the next MHC Intern Life in our new series, we talked to Paula Sales. Paula is finishing her masters in ICAB (Bar Society of Barcelona) and is currently an intern at the firm. We asked her to describe a typical day for her during her internship.

I am almost finished my internship in Mason Hayes & Curran with the Eurolawyers Exchange Programme. These past weeks have been super action-packed – from gaining practical experience in the Construction, Infrastructure & Utilities Department, to working with other interns on a group presentation, I have really enjoyed my time here.

One key highlight has been attending an online judicial review hearing in the High Court. It was incredible to get first-hand experience of the proceedings and some practical experience as to the judicial proceedings.

Also, it was great to get involved with Sean and Lucy (the other interns in my intake) doing the intern project. We have been meeting regularly to work together and it has been great researching the topic and discussing our different points of view and findings. I am looking forward to presenting our project on the key ESG financial challenges to partners and members of the HR and Marketing Team.

During these past weeks I have undertaken a lot of practical work for my team. I have researched many areas related to the energy sector which could contribute to client cases and help my team. From this, I have really developed my research and writing skills.

The collaborative culture here has been surprising. I have received so much support and guidance from the partners, trainees, and the wider MHC community alike.

Everyone at the firm has made this internship hugely enjoyable and I am so sad to be leaving in the coming weeks.

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