#TeamTalk : Hayley Carter-Steele

Q: Hi Hayley! Thanks for squeezing me into your busy day. So what made you want to be a solicitor?

I am actually a Licensed Conveyancer! A Licensed Conveyancer is a specialist legal professional in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia or South Africa who has been trained to deal with all aspects of property law.
I started my working career as an Office Junior in a local Morecambe solicitors practice in January 2002 and enjoyed the legal work in particular, Conveyancing. I progressed from Office Junior to Receptionist to Conveyancing Assistant within the same local Firm. I started to study with the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) for my Conveyancing qualification in 2006 by way of Distance Learning and I obtained my First Licence on 26th August 2010!

Q: So why Birchall Blackburn Law?

I joined Birchall Blackburn Law on 2nd July 2012. I wanted to be part of a bigger firm with a larger Conveyancing department, bigger client base and a clear direction for the future of legal services. Birchall Blackburn Law have embraced new modern ways of communicating with clients and adapted to client demands for more versatile forms of communication. This means we are “#always there”. I am very excited to be part of Birchall Blackburn Law and we are always looking to recruit and support new talented individuals!

Q: What’s your favourite part of your job?

Completion! I love making the call to the client to advise they can collect the keys to their new home and more importantly new future. I also love hearing all the fantastic client feedback we receive! We pride ourselves on this amazing client care feedback and this is why we continue to do what we do each day.

Q: Any sports or hobbies?

Keeping fit and healthy. I am a member of a local gym and enjoy quick 30 minute HIIT classes. I also enjoy dining out!

Q: Big ambitions?

• Personal – I would love to travel to more places. I have visited Western Australia as I have family members in Perth but on my ‘wish list’ I would love to see Singapore, Dubai, Bali and Thailand.
• Work – To expand and grow the Conveyancing Department at our Morecambe Branch of Birchall Blackburn Law.

Q: Who inspires you?

• Personal – kind-hearted people.
• Work – Tammy Jones who is a Partner at Birchall Blackburn Law. I love her work ethic and legal knowledge and experience. She is a fantastic role model.

Q: What do you want to be remembered for?

As a loyal, hardworking and conscientious member of staff. Also as a warm friendly kind and bubbly person. I think it is very important to be kind to everyone.

Q: Summer or winter?

Can I say both! I love the sunshine and warm weather and being able to sit in the garden (with a glass of wine and BBQ!). I also enjoy winter for Christmas and the snow.

Q: Tea or coffee?

Coffee! We need lots of coffee in Conveyancing!

Q: Favourite film?

I enjoy good thrillers and a romantic comedy

Q: Favourite book?

The Secret by Rhonda Byrnes. It is a self-help book which is based on the law of attraction.