What does your role involve at Silk Family Law?
I’m one of the most longstanding members at Silk Family Law, having been with them for 8yrs now. I recently returned from maternity leave to my position as an Associate at their office in Aske in North Yorkshire. I assist clients in all areas of matrimonial law, including divorce, financial issues and matters relating to children. I also work on business development, taking a lead and strengthening the brand and our strong reputation.
What did you do before you joined the team?
Having completed a degree in English, I originally thought I would go into journalism or publishing. I initially worked for a research company for the Times for 2.5yrs providing feedback for graduate employers. I learned that what I really enjoyed was talking to people and providing advice, so I started to study law, and have always had an interest in family issues.
What is your favourite part of the job?
Divorce is a very difficult period in people’s lives, and our position in supporting them is very fulfilling. We are able to assist in getting people through the difficult times, and we hope, move on with their lives – this is why I went into this sector.
If you weren’t doing this role, what else would you like to do?
Whilst I love my job, I have previously taught English to foreign language students, so teaching English would be an option. I would also love to learn a different language and travel, which this could open up for me.
What is your perfect day away from the office?
A day on the beach, followed by a sunny afternoon in a beer garden with friends and our children (if they’re well behaved!)
What would you do if you won the lottery?
I love travelling so would definitely travel the world. I would love to go back to Vietnam where I had my honeymoon. I would also love to go to South America.
Who would you most like to have a drink with and why?
I would love to have a drink with Davina McCall. She has done so much to champion women’s health recently, and has helped to educate people, including me, especially about the menopause. She spearheaded the conversations that are now taking place everywhere, and this is definitely a credit to her.