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Meet the team: Debbie Howes, Employment

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Meet the team: Debbie Howes

 

Q: What is your role at Archers Law?

A: Legal Assistant in the Employment Team.

 

Q: How long have you been at the firm and a little about your career journey so far?   

A: I joined Archers in May 2015 as a Legal Secretary in the Employment Team, I became a Legal Assistant a couple of years ago.  I qualified as a member legal executive in my younger years, but more recently studied the practice of employment law and took an additional exam two years ago. 

 

Q: What did you want to be when you were younger?           

A: A teacher…..until I had the pleasure of working in a school for work experience and thought better of it. Home schooling has also re-confirmed I made the right choice!

 

Q: What made you want to pursue a career in law?         

A: I actually began as a junior accountant in a Law firm – one thing led to another and I had the opportunity to join the conveyancing team at that firm as a trainee legal executive.

 

Q: Have you always lived in Teesside?           

A: I grew up in Lincolnshire.  Whilst training as a legal executive I took a 6 months career break to travel around Australia and New Zealand on my own.  On my return from travelling I moved and lived in Dubai for 7 years.  When my first child was born, we decided to return to the UK, and moved to the Tees Valley.

 

Q: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?           

A: Running – Great North Run and the London Marathon both completed, and the rest of my time is spent looking after my two children and taking them to do their hobbies!

 

Q: One fact people may not know about you!          

A: I have jumped out of a couple of aeroplanes and bungee jumped off the Kawarau Bridge, whilst in New Zealand.

 

Q: Are there any funny laws you have come across?          

A: I needed my husband’s permission in order to have a driving licence in Dubai!!

 

 

The employment team at Archers Law can assist you and your business with a wide range of employment issues. Find out more about our employment team here.