30 July 2021 - Article
England and Wales, 2010
Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Me in a minute
The biggest satisfaction I get is simple - making a client happy
I wanted to be a lawyer since at least the age of 16 which probably had something to do with the various crime dramas on TV at the time. My second option was a wedding planner. Although both are entirely different callings, they do have similar skill requirements in terms of organisation, tenacity, interpersonal skills and having the ability to be attentive to the detail whilst remaining alert to the bigger picture for a client. These are attributes which thankfully I can say I have.
Real estate is a non contentious area, but it is highly emotive. After death and divorce, property transactions are high up on the stress meter. It is therefore extremely important to have an understanding of the client’s needs and to communicate effectively.
The biggest satisfaction I get out of the job is simple - making a client happy - which I’m very glad to say I have a very good track record for and which has resulted in various repeat instructions.
The most interesting commendation I have ever received from a client was when I was described as ‘a pitbull with a juicy bone’ - for my perseverance on a matter of importance for her. You will be glad to note that I am a lawyer with a sense of humour.