I live in Hull in East Yorkshire. I currently work as a Debt Recovery Officer at Wescot Credit Services.
- Hull, GB
I am very active and love going out for walks in the countryside, especially in the Lake District and Scotland. I also like to take part in charity runs like Race for Life and the Jane Tomlinson 10k event in Hull.
Freelance Law Tutor, Private Tutor, Kingston upon Hull
July 2010 to present
Wescot Credit Services, Debt Recovery Officer, Hull, East Yorkshire
I manage accounts and negotiate repayment plans and possible settlements with customers to clear their debts by questioning them to ascertain what their current financial situation is. This position has really helped me develop keys transferable skills in verbal and written communication, negotiation, information gathering and in handling sensitive information.
Rollits LLP, Vacation Scheme, Hull, East Yorkshire
July 2010 to August 2010
I spent two weeks at Rollits in Hull as part of the summer vacation scheme. During my time there I learnt about how the firm operates as a business through talks about the firm's IT systems including the new intranet they were introducing, as well as the way in which the firm markets itself to potential clients. I also worked in a number of the departments for a few days: Corporate and Commercial; Civil Dispute; Property; and Employment. I undertook several tasks including drafting letters to other solicitors, research, drafting a defence and other documents, filling in SDLT returns, proof-reading contracts for sale, as well as reading up on the files for current matters to see how the solicitors organised them, and how the cases developed.
College of Law, Pro Bono, York
November 2009 to June 2010
I took part in legal advice clinics at the Next Steps community mental health service in Malton, North Yorkshire, where I interviewed clients on a range of matters and wrote letters of advice following the interviews. I was also asked as part of this work to prepare a group report and give a presentation to the Board of Trustees of Next Steps on data protection issues affecting the charity.
Quirky Shoes, Sales Assistant, Hull, East Yorkshire
May 2009 to February 2010
I worked here from the end of my time at University until I was made redundant the following year while I was studying the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in York. My work here involved having excellent customer service skills, product knowledge and general housekeeping duties. I was often responsible for opening and closing the store, delegating tasks to co-workers when required, and for cashing up on an evening before closing.
Independent Domestic Abuse Service, Pro Bono, York
November 2009 to January 2010
I assisted in an interview with a client from the Independent Domestic Abuse Service, taking notes and the producing a full attendance note following the interview.
Ye Olde White Harte, Barmaid and Waitress, Hull, East Yorkshire
February 2008 to April 2009
I worked here serving drinks to customers, changing the barrels in the cellar and during lunchtimes I worked as the sole waitress in the upstairs restaurant.
Max Gold Solicitors, Work Experience, Hull, East Yorkshire
November 2004 to November 2008
I worked here for two brief periods during Sixth Form and the first year of my degree. During this time I read through current case files, attended and observed solicitors in Court, both in the Magistrates' Court and Crown Court, and observed client interviews in both the Family Law and Criminal Defence departments.
Old Custom House Restaurant, Waitress, Hull, East Yorkshire
July 2007 to January 2008
I worked here for a short period of time as a part time waitress. My duties involved bringing out the food to the customers, taking drinks and desserts orders and preparing desserts, along with general housekeeping.
T.J. Hughes Department Store, Sales Assistant, Hull, East Yorkshire
October 2005 to April 2006
(And April 2007 to October 2007)
I worked here for several months whilst studying for my A Levels and later during the first year of my degree. My responsibilties were handling sales, organanising the newly delivered stock, and general housekeeping and customer service duties.
Lockings Solicitors, Work Experience, Hull, East Yorkshire
November 2002 to November 2002
I took part in a work experience scheme here in Year 10 at school, where I assisted with the day-to-day administration of the firm, including handling the post for the solicitors and photocopying documents.
Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Legal Practice Course at College of Law, York
LLB (Hons), Law at University of Hull