The legal world has changed with Alternative Business Structures allowing non lawyers to invest in legal firms to create huge legal entities. Some of these firms exist by selling a client products via web based services, or a local representative sending instructions to a national based office.
I believe that the personal service of a solicitor is extremely important when dealing with such delicate issues as death, writing a will or services for the elderly. I will provide those services at the competitive costs of the branded firms. My advice will be specialist, impartial legal advice in the best interests of the client, and that is a promise.
I began my legal career as a secretary in Plymouth in the 1990s and was encouraged by an extremely well respected local lawyer to become a qualified Solicitor myself. This was a very dedicated 6 year journey, beginning with obtaining a First Class Law Degree in 1999 and then undertaking a 1 year post graduate Legal Practice Course at UWE in Bristol.
I then spent 2 years on a training contract in High Wycombe. Having qualified as a solicitor in 2001, I gained some valuable experience in a large corporate firm in Buckinghamshire. This was quite a contrast to my qualifying high street firm.
In 2004, I made the decision to return to my roots in Devon and worked as a solicitor in Nash in Plymouth for 7 years, during which time I changed discipline from Matrimonial law to Wills Trust and Probate work. The transition was easy as so many aspects of matrimonial work are relevant in my new area of work.