Partner and Head of Wills & Estate Planning at Andrew & Co Solicitors Helen Newson writes...
Soon after leaving school and completing various Legal Secretary and typing courses through Pitman Training, I began working as a Legal Secretary at a law firm in Nottingham. I worked there in the Family Department for around 5 years and during that time I was made a Clerk, attended child protection meetings and Court hearings.
In 2007 I joined another firm in Nottingham as a float secretary in order to gain experience in other departments, including Employment, Commercial Property, Company Law, Civil Litigation and Wills & Probate. In 2009 I moved to Lincoln and for a while commuted to Nottingham before working for a short time in the Personal Injury Department of a Lincoln based firm. I joined Andrew & Co in 2010 as a float secretary for Commercial Property, EDR and Company Commercial teams. I became a full time Commercial Property Secretary in around 2013/14.
Outside of work, I enjoy socialising, travelling and reading.