We caught up with Emma Elsworth from Farnfields Solicitors, the winner of the last intouch competition, to find out about dairy farms and skiing.
We understand you grew up on a dairy farm? Could you tell us one thing you miss, and one thing you don’t, about that life?
I loved growing up on the farm and being amongst the animals. It wasn’t always easy, however! I would say I miss the crisp early mornings and the long summer hay making days, but do not miss the loss of animals.
Why did you decide on a legal career and not one on the farm?
I studied Law at A-Level and knew it was the career for me! Although I enjoyed helping on the farm, I knew it was certainly not an easy thing to do. Very hard work, extremely long hours and the milk price continued to decrease day by day!
What attracted you to conveyancing?
I have always been interested in property and it was my favourite area whilst I was studying.
What is the high point of your career so far?
My transition from a paralegal role to a fee earner and the build-up of my first case load!
And the low point?
The hand over of my files prior to maternity leave! I have come to the conclusion that I am rather possessive of my files and clients!
Who do you most admire within the law industry?
I would have to say that, knowing the demands of the occupation, I admire everyone who works within the law industry in general!
If there was one thing you could change about conveyancing, what would it be?
There are probably many things, but I feel quite strongly that conveyancing fees should be comparable to estate agents fees. I can never understand how it has become acceptable for agents to charge such high rates!
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
I went to Mexico on honeymoon and I have to say it was fantastic!
Finally, what’s your favourite hobby and why should we all give it a go?
Skiing, although since the birth of my daughter I haven’t had a chance to get back on the slopes! In my mind there is no better feeling than being at the top of a mountain and taking in the breath taking snowy views. Or just enjoying a lovely vin chaud!
Thanks to Emma for answering our questions, and we hope you all enjoyed reading them too!