- Newcastle University – LL.B (hons) 2013
- ACILEx - 2017
- Diploma to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector 2014
- 2016 - 2018 CILEx Law School – Graduate Fast-Track Diploma – Conveyancing module passed 2017
- I begin the LPC at The University of Law via distance learning from March 2018.
- Tilly Bailey & Irvine – Paralegal Assistant 2014-2017
- Tilly Bailey & Irvine – Fee Earner 2017
Experience & Expertise:
I have worked in the residential Conveyancing Team since 2014 and have amassed experience from the bottom up which I think is the best way to learn! I know how to open a file all the way to closing it which I think is very important in this role.
Being an ‘in-house locum’ if you like, has enabled me to get my hands on a variety of different files and allows me to run a small caseload of my own also. I have worked on both freehold and leasehold properties and also helped to train new members of staff when they join the department.
I’m always proud when a client thanks me for my efforts as I think this is key to the job. It means everyone involved is happy!
I’m proud of how far I’ve come in the company since starting and feel lucky to be able to pass my knowledge on to new staff and gain so much experience and knowledge from colleagues in my department.
I’m happy that I decided to embark on distance learning and it now means that once I’ve completed my LPC, I won’t need a training contract as the vocational side of the CILEx will have covered that for me so my goal of becoming a solicitor and chartered legal executive is just that little bit nearer!
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be a lawyer, teacher or an author.
I’m on my way to becoming a solicitor and I’ve passed my teaching qualifications so it’s only a novel I need to write and I’ll have managed all three!
Why law as a career?
I’ve always been interested in the law and in being able to help people. The law covers absolutely everything so it’s great to be a part of that and be able to help those who need it whether it be helping them buy a house or assisting them through a rough time with divorce.
Describe any interesting facts about yourself
Completing the Race for Life in 2015 was an achievement for me because I’m not the world’s best runner nor do I enjoy it!
My first name and date of birth are both palindromes!
What one thing could you not live without?
I couldn’t possibly pick just one thing!
My family, my partner, my friends, chocolate, books and my gorgeous little cat!
Hobbies and Interests
I love reading – I am a bit of a bookworm and love any new recommendations!
I also love travelling and going away for the weekend – I’m starting to love the outdoors which is new for me so I’m exploring this a little more at the moment.
I do love attending fitness classes but I tend to go in fits and starts as I’m so busy!