Our Staff Spotlight is a monthly occurrence where we shine the spotlight on a member of our Barnes and Partner’s Solicitors team. From receptionist to finance team, conveyancing to employment law – we give you an opportunity to learn more about us. We have a wonderful dedicated team across all of our Barnes and Partners Solicitors branches and every month they vote for who will be featured in the Staff Spotlight.
This month we would like to introduce you to Charlene Boyaram who works in conveyancing. Colleagues say she is a “ray of sunshine” and she is a proactive and dedicated member of our Barnes and Partners team.
Read on to hear more about Charlene in her own words:
I am so pleased that I won the Staff Spotlight this month – it was such a wonderful surprise!
I started working at Barnes and Partners in October 2012 doing work experience a few hours a week and after a short time I was offered a job as a full time paralegal and from there I was eventually given a training contract.
I am fortunate to have worked with amazing members of staff who have been supportive and have taught me so much. I am a mother of three amazing boys Kairo aged 9, Noah aged 8 and Elijah aged 6. I am so grateful that the firm has made it possible for me to still be a fantastic mother to them.
I want to especially thank Wendy Gudgeon, Karen Newman, Andrea Greenwood, Kim Boylett and Anna-Marie Whelan for the amazing training that they gave to me whilst I was doing my training contract. In -fact all of the Partners have been wonderful. Without them I would not be where I am now.
Since qualifying as a solicitor last October I have worked in the E-move department as a Team Leader and I am now working between a couple of offices assisting fee-earners with their busy workloads.
I am currently having a great time working in the Ware office where the staff are all pleasant and amazing to work with. I am due to leave here in a couple of weeks to cover a member of staff in our Crouch End office. Whilst I am looking forward to my new adventure I will thoroughly miss the team in Ware.
A day in the life of me:
I am woken to the wonderful sound of a 6-year-old requesting a “mummy hug”…great start to the day and the best motivation any person needs to get up and go to work!
After washing, dressing and feeding my boys (in between sorting myself out) I do then school run and get myself to work.
As for a lot of us in law, work is always busy…phone calls, emails, exchanging contracts and completions. At the end of the working day I look forward to collecting my boys and then taking them to their extra-curricular activities (football, music lessons etc.) and whilst they are busy I take out my files again to squeeze in a little bit more work #addictedtothejob
My best part of the day is when I put my boys to bed, then put my feet up and gently sigh (with a glass of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in hand)…then think “I’ve got to do this all again tomorrow”
In my spare time I love to play the piano, I enjoy listening to a variety of music and socializing with my friends (catching up on all the things that I have missed!)
I am also a member of the Athena networking group, which is a group of ladies who support each other in our businesses and career paths.
However, nothing beats spending quality time with my boys. They give me my drive and motivation. I work hard so that I can be a good role model to them and so that I can give them the best in life…everything that they deserve.
Thank you to everyone who voted for me xxx
Thanks to Charlene for sharing with us and for her heart-felt words. Charlene is a fantastically dedicated conveyancing solicitor and such a valuable member of our team.
If you have a conveyancing query for Charlene or would like to appoint a conveyancer for your property sale or purchase, please call on 0208 370 2800