At our Barnes and Partners Solicitors branches we like to celebrate our amazing team members and so every month all staff vote for a member of the firm to be featured in that month’s blog. We call it our Staff Spotlight.
This month we had a surprise result with two of our members of staff getting lots of votes. In this blog post we would like to introduce you to Sharan Chohan (nee Matharu) -Solicitor at our Stevenage Barnes and Partners office.
Her colleagues say: “Sharan is so enthusiastic, approachable and friendly” and she is “professional”, “…proactive and goes above and beyond”.
Sharan has been with the firm for nearly three years and in her time she has got to know the local community and has done a lot to give back, from open days to charity fundraisers and speaking at colleges – she has made time to get to know and support the people of Stevenage. This embodies our values and we are so pleased to have Sharan fly the Barnes and Partners flag and be a part of the Barnes and Partners family.
Now, over to Sharan to give us some insight into her world and a day in the life of our Solicitor at Stevenage:
I knew from quite a young age that I wanted to become a Solicitor and I made this my mission in my early life. I studied Criminology and Criminal Justice BSc (Hons) at Portsmouth University and completed a law conversion course at BPP Law School in Manchester. I then passed the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in London and went on to secure a training contract at Cavendish Legal Group (London). A few months after I qualified as a Solicitor, I joined Barnes and Partners Solicitors and was later promoted to a Branch Manager.
I am a specialist property Solicitor and so I deal with all sorts of property transactions such as sales, purchases, equity releases, re-mortgages and transfer of equities. I like to arrive at work at least an hour early so that I can get ahead of myself before the phone rings, the emails begin and the clients arrive and I usually stay on an hour after close of business to assess how the office ran that day and to prepare for the following day. Every day is never the same. I enjoy getting involved in the local community and so there are some days where I might be at a local school speaking to the students about careers and another day where I will be at a local college providing mock interviews to their pupils.
I am extremely passionate about my work and I am grateful for Barnes and Partners Solicitors to have allowed me to grow and progress in my career. I am thankful for my team at Barnes and Partners who are always at hand when I need support or even just a giggle! We are always there for each other and our office is a fabulous place to work.
To give you a glimpse into my personal life – well, I live in Hitchin, which is a beautiful Town. Dr Foster’s was filmed there!
I love adventure! I walked the Inca Trail in Peru in April 2017 and competed in the London to Brighton Walk in 2015. I’ve also tackled the ‘Watkin Path’ up Mount Snowden, I’ve been on the fastest and the longest zip wire in Europe and I’ve slept in the Amazon Rainforest for a couple of nights!
I also love animals. I have two dogs called Ruby and Chilli who I absolutely adore and I am currently training to be an Educational Speaker for the Blue Cross to help educate the younger generation on caring for animals.
Thanks to Sharan for sharing this with us.
If you have questions about Conveyancing or would like to appoint Sharan you can get in touch on 0208 370 2800