I am Zoe Holmes, an experienced paralegal.
I began my career in the legal profession in 1990, starting off as an ‘outdoor clerk’ working for a firm in West London.
I spent most of my time in Court dealing with administrative matters and court hearings.
Having got a taste for legal work, I then took a similar role in Covent Garden, central London, getting involved in a lot of cases in the High Court.
After a few years in this role, I trained as a legal secretary and continued in that role for a solicitor in the firm’s family department.
EXPERIENCED IN FAMILY LAW
I then spent several years in various firms in the Mayfair/Bond Street area of London working mainly in family law.
After getting married and having my first child, I took a job with a local solicitor in Slough. In this role I was involved in lots of types of legal work including family, litigation, wills, and probate.
Following a brief career break to have my second child, I returned to law in a few local part-time roles and then worked in London again for a firm specialising in public law children work. The firm represented one of the Inner London Borough Councils and I was involved in preparing for and attending Court on care proceedings.
I have also worked as a PA for a partner at Pennington Manches in their family department in the Thames Valley. I then worked for two separate firms local to my home in Windsor, the second role as a paralegal for a Legal 500 firm.
In 2017 my family and I made the decision to move to the East Midlands. I worked for 2½ years in a small firm in Leicester as the sole fee earner in their family department. My caseload included divorce, financial matters and private law children work.
I am a trusted, legally trained paralegal.