Sheila began her legal career at Kenneth Cooke in Walsall. After qualifying as a Legal Executive, she completed her CPE becoming a Solicitor in 1987.
Having worked for Humfrys & Symonds in Hereford, she moved to Worcester in the early 1990’s and worked at Linton Connell Smith and Peter Scaiff & Co. After 5 years at Peter Scaiff & Co, Sheila developed breast cancer and gave up work whilst undergoing treatment for the disease. Once in remission, Sheila decided to set up her own practice simply called Sheila Smith & Co in 1997. The business expanded and in 2004 Sheila Smith & Co joined Parkinson Wright.
Sheila became Head of the Conveyancing department which she continued to develop before suffering a subdural haematoma resulting in brain surgery in 2007 which resulted in her taking extended leave. However, never one to let adversity hold her back she returned to work 8 months later.
After a very successful and fulfilling career Sheila has decided to retire to spend more time with her Husband and Family. She will be assisting the firm on a consultancy basis in the future. Sheila says: I have had a very rewarding career and life, despite health issues. Over the years I have helped thousands of people move house and I have met some wonderful people, a lot I enjoy as friends. They have made my life very colourful, fulfilling rewarding and fun.
Cyril Arridge, Managing Partner QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright says: Sheila was part of our conveyancing department for nearly 11 years and her popularity with both clients and colleagues was always clear to all. I am delighted that our connection with her will continue.