Each month we are featuring one of our solicitors or chartered executives. We feel strongly that our clients should be matched with the right lawyer, so this is one way of finding out a little more about our team.
Our lawyer of the month for July is Carrie Laws, who is based at our Plymouth office.
Q&A – Ten Questions
- What is your job title?
Associate Chartered Legal Executive.
- How long have you been at The Family Law Company?
Seven and a half years.
- How did you come to be at TFLC?
The firm I was working at previously closed its Plymouth office, and The Family Law Company approached me. I was impressed with the firm’s ethos and clear commitment to legal aid work.
- What inspired you to go into family law?
I firmly believe that all people, regardless of their background, are entitled to be respected, to be treated fairly and equally. This is the foundation from which I begin every case. I chose family law because I wanted to make a difference whilst promoting fairness. I think that I have made a difference to people’s lives in doing this – sometimes by getting them what they wanted, in other cases what they needed, and at all times, giving them a sense that they have been heard.
- Describe your specialism/s
I specialise in public law children matters.
- What would you say are your key strengths as a family lawyer?
Listening, grit, compassion, problem solving, and communication.
- What is the achievement you are most proud of in your job?
I believe that I have given a voice to all my clients, and that is something to be proud of. Career wise, I am proud to have been promoted to Associate last summer.
- Why do you think TFLC is different from other family lawyers?
We have no competing interests as family law is our only focus – this is what makes us stand out from the crowd.
- Are there any related volunteering roles you undertake?
I am the Safeguarding Link Governor at a local school. I am also an Ambassador for the Plymouth Parent Advocacy Project, and I sit on the management committee of Plymouth Foodbank.
- What do you do to relax?
I run, I bake, I buy shoes.