Bethany Giles joined Gardner Leader in 2016 and went on to complete her training with the firm, qualifying February 2021.
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I started as an assistant in the conveyancing team at Gardner Leader and I really enjoyed working here. Everyone is so friendly and professional so I was keen to develop my career here as I knew I would get the support and help I needed.
My college offered an A-level law course which looked really interesting but it did intimidate me a bit. However the teachers encouraged me to try it and I loved it so it lead to me enrolling at university to do a law degree and I have never looked back. My advice would be if you want to study law, don’t be intimidated just do it!
I have not done anything specific but I have been dipping in and out of various things. I tried cross stich at the beginning of the first lockdown and then I bought an adult paint-by-numbers which I hope to finish within the next 20 years! I also bought a calligraphy book during the November lockdown which I have enjoyed as you can do as little or as much as you want.
Sweet Home Alabama – it’s just such a feel good film and easy to watch.
I think I would choose to step into the shoes of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as it would be interesting to get an insight of royal life and she gets to wear such lovely clothes.
I love food but I am a terrible cook so if I could miraculously develop the skill to cook like a professional I would be very happy!