Since September, Giles Wilson LLP has won additional prestigious national awards, including the Law Society Excellence Award for Learning and Development. This is due to the work of our fee earners in mentoring younger members of staff through their acquisition of skills in legal knowledge, case management and time management, which has been a great way of ‘giving forward’. It was particularly gratifying to see the paralegal I have mentored be awarded a Training Contract at the firm. One of the firm’s recent groundbreaking cases in fertility law, which our family law team worked tirelessly on, is now being used to help other Judges make decisions about fertility treatment and parenthood.
Verity, the charity I represent in my spare time, is now part of the international process to re-name the medical condition from PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). This is a huge task and it is an honour to be involved.
I have received tremendous support from colleagues and the professional networks I attend – as well as widespread social media! It has enabled me to focus a little more on my career and what I wish to achieve moving forward. I was also promoted in 2016.