Congratulations Susan Hein-Griggs25th April 2019
Gilbert Stephens Solicitors would like to congratulate team member Susan Hein-Griggs for her recent qualification as a Graduate Legal Executive.
Susan works in our Exeter office and obtained an Honours degree in English Literature from Ohio State University, which included studying for a year at the University of York. She has recently achieved Graduate status with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.
Legal executives are trained to a very high standard and are often responsible for many legal tasks that are also undertaken by solicitors. Legal executives usually specialise in a particular area of law, so when you meet with a legal executive you can be sure that you are talking to someone who has in depth and current knowledge of the legislation and options that are relevant to your case.
Susan joined Gilbert Stephens in 2015 and specialises in private client law, assisting with wills, powers of attorney and estate administration.
Susan told us that, “I had considered a career in law for a long time. After having a family I decided to pursue it – and I’m quite determined once I set my mind to something!
“It was a challenge to balance working, studying and having time with family. My husband helped a lot by taking the children out to give me study time. Gilbert Stephens have been supportive throughout my studies, funding my course and giving me time off to study and take exams.”
Managing Partner Terry Bastyan said: “I’m very happy that we have been able to support Susan in her career and education. At Gilbert Stephens we have a long tradition of encouraging the ambitions of our staff and supporting their professional development. Susan quickly showed when she came to the firm what an asset she was. We are really proud of her for all the hard work she has put into this course. Her dedication has paid off and her new qualification is well deserved.”
We are very proud that Susan is continuing her career – now as a qualified Legal Executive – with Gilbert Stephens Solicitors.