I am a Paralegal and Secretary to Helen Grieves. our Principal and I manage the legal administration function for Grieves Solicitors.
I have been at Grieves Solicitors since 2008 and have had the privilege of helping many injured people to obtain millions of pounds for all types of personal injury claims including road traffic injury claims, fatal accident claims, brain injury claims and accident at work claims.
I started off working in a legal environment as a 16 years old office clerk at a Solicitors' firm called Bruce & Co and I have gathered in excess of 25 years' experience in the law and in dealing with clients and professional bodies in many different areas of law.
At Grieves Solicitors I wanted to increase my knowledge of personal injury law. Grieves Solicitors specialize exclusively in obtaining compensation for victims of accidents and supported me through further study until I became an an Affiliate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.
What inspired you to get into Law?
My father was a serving police office and so I had been around the law from an early age and inspired me to follow in his footsteps.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
I love to engage with clients and strive to provide a warm, friendly and calming environment.
I like to make people feel at home as often people equate going to see a lawyer as a scary experience and I like to make them feel at home.
I pride myself in making them feel at ease from the moment they contact Grieves Solicitors.
Why do you like working at Grieves Solcitors?
I like the sheer variety of my role from managing the legal administration function to becoming involved in major catastrophic injury claims
What do you do away from the office?
Away from the office, I like to wind down with a good comedy or rock concert. I like to visit the Yorkshire Coast for holidays where I love the fresh air and letting my recently acquired cocker spaniel dog Reevo run along the sands.