I am Assistant to the Managing Partner at Michelmores LLP, having joined the firm in 1996 as a legal secretary in the Corporate/Commercial Department. My role is to provide a comprehensive, executive assistant level support function to the Managing Partner, provide a secretarial support function at core management meetings, including our Executive Board, and to play an active role in strategic projects as determined by the Managing Partner/Executive Board.

Previously, as a part of a dual role, in addition to supporting the Managing Partner, I was Head of Professional Support and worked alongside our team of Departmental Support Team Leaders to manage our secretarial resources (c80) across our three offices.

I started my career in the motor trade; in commercial and then car sales admin, having gained my secretarial qualifications at Secretarial College in Exeter in the early 1990s.