Meet The Team: Victoria Bell

This week we are continuing our ‘Meet the Team’ series where we get to know some of our lovely team members at Carr & Co Solicitors. Today we’re sitting down for a quick chat with head of conveyancing and company director Victoria Bell.

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Which areas of law do you deal with?

Conveyancing, commercial property, wills, probate, powers of attorney and sometimes even family. Just about everything really.

 

What made you want to become a solicitor?

The truth is I didn’t know whether I wanted to do a psychology degree or a law degree so I tried to apply for both university courses. My tutor at college told me to focus on a single subject. So I had to then decide which one I really wanted to do. I’m so pleased that I made the right decision!

When I was at university doing my law degree I decided that if I managed to get a training contract while I was at university then it was meant to be. I managed to get a contract in my second year so I knew I had something to come out to.

 

What is your favourite film?

My favourite films are all cheesy 80s flicks. Even though it’s  not cool to admit it I would have to say Pretty Woman. It’s the fairy tale ending where you get whisked off your feet and Richard Gere looks after you for the rest of your life. I wouldn’t mind that!

 

What is your proudest professional moment?

There are so many proud moments really. I like to make people happy and get them the result that they wanted. I get lots of thank you cards and presents. Recently happy clients have given me Grey Goose, champagne, bottles of prosecco, shopping vouchers and quite a few bunches of flowers. I like it when people are satisfied.

Perhaps my proudest moment was as a student at Leicester University. Professor Barnsley told me that I had written the best essay on restrictive covenants that he had ever seen. I wanted to keep that essay and frame it but sadly I lost it.

 

What is your favourite novel?

I don’t read much other than law books. I was once asked to participate in a psychometric test for a training contract at a law firm. When the results came back it said that I was a philistine.

I still got the job though!

 

If you could try another job for one week what would you do?

I would work in a kennels with dogs or perhaps a dog walker. That would be great!

 

So there we have it. Keep checking back as we’ll have more insightful chat like this in the future.

 

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