Education /route taken to becoming a lawyer
I started work as a secretary in my teenage years having taken my O levels and A levels and several years at Bradford College evening studies for computer literacy and business studies.
I really enjoyed Conveyancing and steered more to this area of Law and over the next 30 years I worked my way up the ladder to being a Conveyancing Executive specialising in all areas of Conveyancing and being taught “on the job” .
Why a career in law?
From leaving school and getting my first job I have always worked in law as this has always really interested me.
What are the highlights of your work?
The highlights of my work are that I am able to help clients through one of the most stressful times in their life to move house successfully and with as little legal stress as possible. I like clients to know that I am there for them to help in any way I can and to get them in their dream home is a big highlight for me.
Area of work/specialisms
I specialise in all aspects of Conveyancing, sales, purchases, new builds, leases, transfer of equity, remortgages and sales of farms etc.
What interests you about your specific area of law?
I like the fact that I feel I am really helping people and making a difference to peoples’ lives and where they are living.
What would be your ‘alternative’ profession if you were not a lawyer?
A policewoman – but when I was young there was a height restriction and I was too small being 5 1 ½
I love looking after my Chihuahua Gizmo, going for walks, swimming and gardening
My previous jobs have consisted of working as a Conveyancing Executive at various Solicitors throughout the Skipton area specialising in Conveyancing.
An unusual fact!
Although I am left handed I am ambidextrous and can write with both my left and right hand – which means I use both sides of my brain – rather than just one half !