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That is a difficult question to answer! Every day is different for me as I have a number of different roles, most of which are on a self-employed basis. I am the managing director in a new business that I started last year offering an outsourced services to small/medium sized firms following the CPD changes the SRA announced on 1 April 2015. We help firms transition over to the new scheme efficiently and cost effectively. It has been a challenge setting up the business but legal education is something I am passionate about.
I am a freelance speaker for CLT, an associate lecturer at the University of the West of England and the Chief Assessor for CILEx Family Law level 6, this means that I set the exams twice a year and mark the papers.
The end of the CPD year can be manic but it’s usually quiet from November to February. I now tend to write during these months or offer consultancy services.I still do limited amounts of fee earning work, as a consultant with Chapman Pieri solicitors. It’s a small firm which has a niche family law. I tend to deal with enforcement, variation and appeal matters.
I have been with CLT on a freelance basis for 10 years, I love the exposure to family lawyers across the country. Most people don’t realise how differently lawyers work depending on the area that they are in.I have been with this firm for over a year, there are 5 solicitors and it a great place for me to practice and offer my experience and advocacy services to the other solicitors.
Much of my work as a solicitor is 'cloud' based so I work from home when I’m not lecturing or in court.My cat is my constant companion but she doesn’t have any legal insights worth sharing!
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