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Getting to know you – Fiona Connah

We have caught up with the next person lined up in our new series of posts on our blog - 'getting to know you'. Each month we'll be catching up with one of our lawyers, and asking them 10 questions, about themselves, the law and their favourite things.

Next up is Head of Family and Partner, Fiona Connah.

1. What is your favourite part of the job?

Getting to meet new people. It is always a privilege to be chosen to work with someone especially in a time in their lives where they are feeling very vulnerable.

2. What made you choose law?

I thought it sounded really interesting and it provided lots of different opportunities to explore. I have since found that it truly is a flexible career. You can work full time, part time and flexibly in any part of the country. Even now nearly 20 years into my career there are still new and exciting opportunities.

3. How long have you been with the firm?

I have been with Howlett Clarke since January 2015, so just over 2 years now.

4. What’s the most memorable case you’ve worked on?

There was a case which involved a local authority application to take a child away from their parents. There were several allegations against the parents, one of whom I represented. We involved a really experienced child psychologist and the outcome was the best it could have been for both the parents and child. This case took up to 2 years of my working life.

5. Why did you specialise in Family Law?

Family law is really sensitive it affects personal relationships. It means that dealing with a client is really important as every letter matters.

6. What’s your favourite food?

Cheese and biscuits, with a glass of red wine.

7. Favourite season?

Spring, because I really enjoy walking my dog in the sunshine.

8. What is your most favourite word?

Garden, as I love spending time in mine.

9. What did you want to be growing up?

Well I first wanted to be a tight rope walker and then I wanted to be a primary school teacher.

10. Tell us your best joke.

I won’t even bother because I always end up spoiling the punch line!

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