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A day in the life of ... Leesa Longden-Thurgood (Senior Chartered Legal Executive)
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What is your position and what you do on a day-to-day basis?
I am a Senior Chartered Legal Executive and Resolution accredited specialist in advanced financial provision.
I joined Churchers Bolitho Way in 1998 upon completion of my Chartered Institute of Legal Executives exams. I work in the firm’s Portsmouth and Isle of Wight offices. I deal with high value property and financial matters at the time of relationship breakdown particularly when businesses are involved.
I work full time; however the firm has supported me with child-friendly hours. Twice a week my working day commences at 7.30am allowing me to deal with my work before the telephone starts ringing at 9.00am.
As I am frequently checking my emails out of office hours I usually start dictating replies upon my arrival at the office. My day consists of advising my clients either in person or by telephone. My client appointments can be at any of the firm’s 6 offices across the Solent. To keep on top of the number of files I have I use my daily reminders so that important deadlines are not missed.
I spend a considerable amount of time each...
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