Returning from a bank holiday isn’t always a pleasant feeling. The extended weekend is over and it’s back to work again. For one member of Scott Rees & Co however it is still time to celebrate after achieving a fantastic milestone with the company.
Celebrating 10 years
Back in 2007, Paul Harrison joined Scott Rees & Co after departing a job in sales. Completing his education in 2005 at Sheffield, he spent the following months in sales; considering his best career options.
After being told by family members Scott Rees & Co were recruiting he decided to apply, joining initially as a member of the conveyancing department. Crediting fellow team member Sarah Smyth (also still working with the company) with introducing him to the processes, he was able to settle in and assist on a number of areas during his tenure.
Other departments welcoming Paul’s input include the road traffic accident team as well as his current team, clinical negligence. When asked about his future Paul has said he’d like to continue working in clinical negligence, gaining more experience. He told us “After just over 2 years in the department I feel like I still have a lot to learn but as my experience develops and the department expands I am being given additional responsibilities.”
Throughout his time Scott Rees & Co has allowed Paul various opportunities to expand his knowledge. On top of a graduate diploma in law (assisted by Scott Rees & Co funding) he completed his training contract with the firm. This fully qualified him as a solicitor in 2012.
The firm has also offered outside opportunities including a 3 month contract for the West Lancashire Council. During that time Paul expanded his knowledge further, appearing in the local magistrates over a number of cases including fly tipping and contentious planning applications.
More to come
Having had an eventful 10 years, Paul has no intentions of stopping just yet. Thus far he has enjoyed his 10 year stint; a stint which incidentally began at exactly the same time as another Scott Rees & Co decennial celebrator Naomi Riley.
When asked about his time he brought up an anecdote about his 10 years paralleling with fellow team member Naomi. He said “I remember sitting in reception with Naomi when we came for our interviews. We have both managed to get to 10 years here. By co-incidence we’re also both getting married this summer. Naomi last week and I’m getting married in August.”
Our congratulations go to both Paul and Naomi on their fantastic achievement. Stay tuned to see our chat with Naomi about her own experiences in the coming weeks.