Posted by Zoe Hewines on 3rd December 2020
Zoe’s story – I loved the job from the get go!

We asked colleagues from across our business to share why they’re proud to work for the family law company.  Here is what trainee legal executive Zoe Hewines had to say.

I joined The Family Law Company in 2017 as a Legal Secretary following spending 8 years out in Germany with my husband.  I am not local to Exeter or even Devon originating from the Midlands and I was worried I would be an “outsider”.  That has never been the case and everyone made me feel so welcome.  Exeter is a beautiful city and has the benefit of a bustling city centre on your doorstep as well as there being a beach at Exmouth a short 20 minute journey away.

I loved the job from the get go! It was so different from anything I had done previously and I never thought I would ever work in a law firm.   I work with a fabulous group of people who are both colleagues and friends.

After 6 months of working at The Family Law Company I knew I was ready to take the next step in my career.  With the help of TFLC I began my studies with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).  This was a way of becoming a lawyer that I never knew existed and The Family Law Company have been hugely supportive of me throughout my studies so far.

I love the job I do and the fact that we assist people through the worst times in their lives.  I work in the children and domestic abuse team and find it incredibly rewarding helping people to move on from their perpetrators.  To see the change in a client from when they first walk through the door to when their matter finishes and they leave a more confident person who is ready to take on the next step of their life is truly amazing.

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