Its been a busy weekend for Alma Law involving the Royal Marines and the Mayor. Firstly, on Friday evening we were very sad to see Isabelle Balch leave us after a productive few days in the office with Grant on work experience. Isabelle had recently finished her law degree at the University of Winchester
and will be starting the Legal Practice Course this September at the University of Law
in Guildford. She said:
"I wanted to gain experience in an area of law which I had yet to learn about or had any familiarity with, so I contacted Grant who was happy to help. Personal injury law is a complex and niche topic and one particular area which I find most interesting is military compensation claims. I wasn't even aware that injured servicemen and women could bring claims for injuries caused through defective equipment, military training accidents, injuries in the field, psychological harm and negligent medical treatment and it soon became clear that they didn't know either. I have really enjoyed being able to help collate the evidence to prove those cases and it is very rewarding to see those who are deserving of compensation have their claims brought forward. Grant has been immensely helpful and supportive throughout my work experience and it has been a pleasure to be able to learn from him and gain such invaluable insight to this area of the law
On Saturday Grant was invited to attend the annual conference of the supporters network to the Royal Marines Charity
and Association held at the beautiful Amport House near Andover. This was especially poignant given that Grant earned his coveted green beret at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines back in 1985 albeit, he was the only 'Pongo' (* slang for Army personnel) in the room. The guys were very generous indeed and Grant was blown away by the skill and devotion of those present, each who work tirelessly to support their wounded, sick and injured and their Veterans, old and young. The Royal Marines Commando
ethos was strong.
On Sunday afternoon Grant had the opportunity to meet and thank the Mayor of Test Valley
, Councillor Ian Carr, for the support we have received for the business and to talk to him about what we do for the good folk of Andover and the surrounding area.
A good few days and its great to back in the thick of it today although Grant is threatening to head off home early and settle down on the edge of his seat to watch England
secure that vital first win against Tunisia tonight in the World Cup.
"Come on England!"