Today’s interview is with Carol Hill – she is an independent family lawyer working with Setfords Solicitors.
I asked Carol to tell us more about what she does – As a family lawyer I deal with married and unmarried families advising and assisting on separation, divorce, financial matters and children issues. I also prepare living together agreements and Pre-nuptial Agreements for those who want take care of their fina
ncial affairs before they enter into a relationship.
When asked did your business change during the lockdown? Carol said – My business has survived the pandemic. I work from home, so things did not change for me workwise. I had a lot of existing work which has continued and there have been some cases where court action has been required due to covid-19 issues and contact with children.
I have always offered telephone calls or Facetime or Whatsapp meetings with clients so just because I have been unable to meet up face to face, it has not prevented me from being in touch with people.
I have learnt how to use Zoom during the pandemic and will be able to use it with my clients to meet up in the future if they wish.
I try to embrace new technology as it will always benefit my business in some way and zoom is just another thing that I can do. I am not sure if anyone will want to zoom once we can all meet up face to face as I think we are all getting “zoomed out” now.
I asked Carol what she had learned about herself during this time – I have learned that I must stop and take breaks during the day. There are no holidays where I have been able to take time off or long weekends away which my husband and I used to enjoy so it is important that I take time each week to re-charge the batteries.
Finally I asked what the plans for the future were – I am really looking forward to life going back to normal and to be able to meet my clients over a coffee or tea to talk about their problems. I like face to face meetings and miss them. There is nothing like being able to speak to someone about your own matter and getting personalised advice. You can learn a lot over the internet but its never tailored to your specific circumstances.
You can contact Carol Hill on her mobile 07977 125451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can leave her a message on Facebook Carol Hill at Setfords Law and she will get back to you as soon as possible. Carol offers a free initial appointment during which you can discuss your situation and explore options.