Today Nene Local sat down with Rhona Rowland, Managing Partner and Solicitor at VSH Law, Thrapston.
About the Company
VSH Law is a small, family firm that provides niche areas of law such as intellectual property alongside more traditional, high street services to its clients. Although the only solicitors within a ten-mile radius, competition is ever present online, meaning the firm needs to provide top quality and easily accessible services to keep up with the ever-evolving virtual world. They are forward-thinking when it comes to using technology to streamline processes, whilst staying true to their traditional approach of providing an individual service to their clients. Rhona described the firm as ‘London services based in Thrapston, at Northants prices’, meaning that the services provided are some of the best you can get locally.
Customer relations are important, as it is vital to understand exactly what the client needs so that the best possible outcome can be achieved. The fact that 75% of the firm’s business is from previous clients shows how high the customer satisfaction is. A lot of clients also come from personal and professional referrals, which too speaks volumes of the reputation of the company.
VSH Law endeavour to provide clear fee quotes upfront, so there are no nasty surprises further along the line.
About the Employees
I asked Rhona why she choose this particular career path- she got into law because of encouragement from a close friend, who was a solicitor themselves, and she found law, as a subject, interesting. After completing a three-year degree, she then went on to do a two-year part time practise course, before then training for another two years with a large firm in Liverpool. She says that the most rewarding and satisfying part of the job was knowing that you’re making a difference and helping people.
All solicitors must pass an exam to become trainees. Routes other than university are available, like apprenticeships, so that trainees can learn on the job as well as studying. Training can take from six years if you study full time, or up to nine if you choose to study part time.
VSH Law provides a variety of services, from conveyancing for residential properties, to giving advice for new businesses and helping people write their wills. For more information, contact:
Montague House, 1 Chancery Ln, Thrapston, Kettering NN14 4LN