Our Staff Spotlight gives you a snap shot of the lives of our workforce and the individuals that make Barnes and Partners the legal firm that it is.
Every month at Barnes and Partners we take votes across our offices to nominate one of our exceptional staff for the Staff Spotlight. This is a way that we can celebrate their fantastic qualities internally and give you a glimpse into what makes them tick. Once a winner is announced internally we provide a spotlight on that member of the team, something we call our “Staff Spotlight.”
Our winner this month is from our team at Enfield Head Office, Trainee Solicitor, Tara Arnold.
Her colleagues describe her as a “dedicated, hardworking, exceptional employee” and say of her that she “always has time for everyone, always there to lend a hand whether inside her job remit or not, and nothing is too much trouble…”
This is Tara’s life at Barnes and Partners in her own words:
I have been with Barnes and Partners for 5 years this November. Barnes and Partners offered me my first job in my legal career for which I am ever grateful. I left University with my Law degree thinking there were lots of jobs with great firms out there, but I soon realised that wasn’t necessarily the case and finding the right firm for me would not necessarily be easy. I have learnt so much, and have always been well supported by all my colleagues throughout my time here, and have made many friends for life. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped me along the way.
I started at the Ware Office with Andrea as an Administrator. I was responsible for everyday duties such as answering the telephone, dealing with outgoing and incoming post, typing etc. Then in April 2016 I started my Training Contract, initially doing my Conveyancing seat in the Ware office, and then in July 2016 I moved to the E-Move Department at the Enfield Office. I am now in the Probate and Wills Department working alongside the lovely Kim Boylett.
My day usually starts with checking my emails and the morning’s post. I then have a catch-up with Kim to discuss anything that has arisen overnight or arrived in the post. We check through the diary to see which clients we are meeting that day and ensure everything is prepared ready for the meeting. Each day is varied, and no two client meetings are ever the same. We experience every type of emotion throughout the day, and I am usually worn-out come 5:30pm. But, whatever has happened during the day, we always manage to have a laugh. I get a real buzz knowing we have helped a client or their family during such a difficult time in their lives. I assist by drafting Wills, and Lasting Powers of Attorney and the dreaded HMRC Inheritance Tax Accounts Forms, amongst other things.
In terms of my personal life, I bought my first house just over two years ago, and have nearly finished decorating everything imaginable, so I am looking forward to finally being able to relax in my home knowing there is nothing left to do! (Well for the time being anyway). I love going to the cinema and get such enjoyment from spending time with my family. I do love travelling abroad too, as it is the one place I can truly switch-off, being far away from everything!
Thanks for sharing with us Tara.
Tara is an asset to our firm and to our clients – you!
If you have a question for Tara or any of our Wills and Probate team at our Barnes and Partners Solicitors Enfield branch then please don’t hesitate to get in touch –
0208 370 2800