Jennie first started working for Samuels Solicitors back in 1997 as a legal secretary and during her time with us progressed to being a paralegal in litigation, taking exams with the Institute for Legal Executives. She left in 2005 to start a family and so put her legal career on hold.
After a 13 year break from legal work, Jennie returned to Samuels in 2018 and has gone full circle, working her way back up to a paralegal position, managing her own case load and assisting Jan Samuel, the senior partner here at Samuels Solicitors LLP, with more complex cases.
Some of the areas of law that Jennie’s case load covers are professional negligence, contested probate and ground rent cases which seem to have increased recently, particularly in the current property climate where people are wishing to move up the property ladder but are discovering clauses within their leases which render them unable to move until the issue has been resolved.
Jennie enjoys her work at Samuels and since she has returned, has gained her confidence back and become a valuable part of the niche litigation team.
In Jennie’s spare time, she is a keen puzzler. She also enjoys being social with her friends and particularly enjoys a quiz or murder mystery night, and also enjoys going to the cinema or theatre.
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