I am pleased to announce that SCE Solicitors has a new team member; Eve King joined our team on Monday 23 July as a Paralegal providing Employment and Civil Litigation advice. As always, new starters are welcomed with open arms and we are thrilled that Eve has chosen to further her career with us. She kindly took some time out of her busy schedule to talk to us about starting at SCE and for us to find out more about her life in law. 

Thank you so much for talking to us Eve. Tell us about your current role and how you got there?

I have just moved from Manchester to Leeds to start at SCE Solicitors in the Employment department as a Paralegal. I did my undergraduate degree in Law at Salford University before undertaking my Postgraduate LPC and LLM at the University of Law in Manchester. If that doesn’t sound busy enough I also worked part-time at Stephensons Solicitors LLP as a Legal Helpline Advisor whilst studying for my qualifications. 

When did you first become interested in law?

I know it’s a cliché, but I have been interested in law for as long as I can remember. I used to watch JAG as a child with my father and that then stemmed my desire to work in the legal sector. My aspirations have been refined and developed since then, but the aim has always remained the same. 

What do you love about your role?  What are the challenges?

Employment law is an area of law that I love and am extremely passionate about. Being able to work so closely with clients and help to resolve their issues is an absolute pleasure. The main challenge is that the legal issues are never straightforward, and you encounter some really complex issues and so you constantly have to make sure that you are on the top of your game. 

What are your mornings like? 

My mornings generally look something like this, wake up at 7:00am, get showered, get dressed, feed the cats (Mojo and Bagheera – my pride and joy), make a smoothie and drive to work. 

How do you achieve work-life balance?

Organisation is key. I diarise EVERYTHING to ensure that I am always on time and hitting my deadlines. My one rule is that even if I have no plans I always make sure I put aside some time during the week and weekends, so I can see my friends and family. 

Name 3 things you can’t live without in the day

Pepsi Max, my cats and my phone. 

Do you have a recent discovery that you love?

I recently discovered the joys (and dangers) of pink gin. 

Do you read for leisure? Name a favourite book.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It was my favourite book as a child because my mum used to read it to me and for that reason I always like to revisit it. 

Ideal holiday destination? 

I like a bit of culture so anywhere that has a lot of history to explore. Possibly somewhere like Pompeii to see the ruins or maybe the Mayan Temples. 

What food cannot you live without? 

Spaghetti and homemade meatballs with garlic bread…Yum!

If you need any help and advice in relation to Employment Law, please do not hesitate to contact me or the employment team on 01133 50 40 30 or at samira.cakali@scesolicitors.co.uk.  

SCE Solicitors is a boutique employment law practice based in Leeds which advises clients nationwide.  Please note that the information in this blog is to provide information of general interest in a summary manner and should not be construed as individual legal advice. Readers should consult with SCE Solicitors or other professional counsel before acting on the information contained here.

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