Serena Ely
 
 

Serena Ely

Senior Paralegal

I talk to clients on a daily basis on a wide range of personal issues offering an understanding ear and advice, during sometimes a very upsetting period of their lives.

I advise clients on Wills, Probate and Inheritance Tax and take instructions.

Manager or Supervisor: Laura Harrington-Rutterford

Progression:

I left school at 16 and became an Office Junior for a large Accountants in Milton Keynes and progressed to Partner’s Secretary.

I then became the Secretary for a large HR Department before moving to Hong Kong and becoming involved in recruiting English Speaking Staff in Hong Kong for an Australian Recruitment Office.

After having my children and being a stay at home mum for 11 years I got a part-time job as an office administrator for a Law Cost Draftsman and after 6 months, which included some training I then became a Law Cost Draftsman with the company for five years and then a self-employed Law Cost Draftsman for nine years. During which time I also undertook a History Degree.

In January 2016, I joined Attwells in their Post Completions Department and five months later was promoted to Manager. After 2 years, I joined the Private Client Department as the Partner’s Assistant and quickly became a Paralegal, becoming a Senior Paralegal in July 2019.

Hobbies and interests:

I enjoy spending time with family and friends and walking my dogs.