EXEC FILE: Katherine Sibley

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Katherine Sibley, associate solicitor in the commercial and litigation department at Baines Wilson

BACKGROUND

I had a fantastic childhood growing up in Ulverston. After living in Leeds for the past 15 years, I have finally returned to my roots working for niche commercial law firm Baines Wilson LLP, based in their new Lancaster office.

FIRST JOB

I was a waitress and kitchen hand at Gleaston Water Mill.

QUALIFICATIONS

I studied Law and German at the University of Sheffield then completed my legal practice course at the College of Law in York. I qualified as a solicitor with DLA Piper at their Leeds office.

PERSONAL SKILLS

I am very sociable and down to earth. I have good time management skills which help me balance my career and my three young children. From a business point of view, I have good attention to detail. I can quickly understand the issues involved in a case and am skilled at achieving a commercial settlement.

FAVOURITE BUSINESS MEMORY

Achieving a successful result for a client.

BEST BUSINESS ADVICE

As a lawyer, it has to be, always pay attention to detail and never mix work and pleasure.

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