Spend time in the company of other CILEx Lawyers, sharing their stories

Spend time in the company of other CILEx Lawyers, sharing their stories

Amy Palmer, Catherine Thompson, Gemma Rowe and Jane Barlow are sharing their career stories and experiences during the Spotlight on Chartered Legal Executives event. We’re incredibly lucky to have these four professionals share their insights and make themselves available for questions. Here are their biography summaries.

Amy Palmer

“Amy is a Conveyancing Executive based at MD Law’s Whitchurch office in Cardiff. Amy is a member of their busy Conveyancing Department and has a wide knowledge of residential conveyancing with experience in Transfers of Equity, Remortgage cases, Freehold and Leasehold property and Lease Extensions. Amy has a particular specialism in acting for clients in both residential and commercial lease transactions. Amy qualified as a Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2007 and has many years’ experience in the property sector. Amy prides herself on her customer care and adapts her approach to the process to suit her clients and their needs. Outside of work Amy enjoys spending time with her little boy, reading and socialising with family and friends.”

Amy will be sharing with us what it’s like to work in property and compliance and what’s involved.

Catherine Thompson

“Catherine is a Legal Executive Advocate in Criminal Proceedings and a Duty Solicitor at Hutton’s Law, Cardiff.  She has 16 years practice experience and qualified as a Fellow in 2008.  She undertook her CILEX Advocacy training in 2019.

She conducts cases through from the Police Station stage and in the Magistrates’ Court and has litigated Crown Court cases throughout her career including defending clients charged with serious Sexual and Violent offences, Arson, Conspiracy to Defraud, Drug offences and Burglary.

Catherine also deals with Prison Law matters and represents clients recalled to custody before the Parole Board and has secured the release of IPP prisoners from Parole Review and Recall.  She also conducts cases before the (Prison) Independent Adjudicator.

Catherine is also chair of the Cardiff and South East Wales CILEX Branch and in her spare time enjoys leading running groups and instructing fitness classes.”

Catherine will be talking to us about her training and role in advocacy and giving us a snapshot of what it is like to work in the criminal legal sector.

“Chartered Legal Executive, Gemma Rowe works at the specialist firm The Family Law Company. With over fifteen years of experience in the legal sector, known for her friendly and approachable manner and nominated for Legal Executive of the year by her peers Gemma is passionate about people and the law.  Leading the Devon Cilex branch for nearly three years Gemma enjoyed helping people take their careers – and themselves – to exceptional levels.”

Gemma Rowe

Gemma will be talking about raising the profile of CILEx Lawyers and changing practice area as a part of sharing her career story with us.

Jane Barlow

“Jane is a Chartered Legal Executive and a CILEx Regulated Probate Practitioner with over 40 years’ experience as a Private Client practitioner. Jane’s career focus has been solely on wills, probate and succession.

Although the admissions process has changed substantially since 1983, when Jane was admitted as a Fellow, the aim remains the same, in helping learners to achieve the very best that they can so that they are able to offer the highest level of care, advice and support to their clients.

The years of dealing with clients on a day to day basis in the office have brought with them plenty of “moments”, some funny and some sad, but all part of the learning process, which Jane likes to share with her learners as the course progresses.”

Jane will be sharing lots of insights with us throughout the week, on running her own business as a regulated practitioner, employability of CILEx Lawyers and working in private client law.

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