Liverpool Law Society has a staff of five who run and administer the membership scheme, the committee system, the training programme, put on social and networking events and assist the President, Officers and directors of the Society with their aims, plans and projects for the Society.
Ann joined the Society in 1988, working in the library and assisting with membership duties generally. When the library closed in 2008, Ann became the Committees Administrator. There are currently 13 committees. Her job now, amongst other duties, involves circulating agendas and minutes, updating the website and diary. She also assists Jo Downey with the marketing of courses.
“My job at Liverpool Law Society provides me with daily challenges which leave me with a smile on my face at the end of the day.
Outside of work, I live at home with two brothers and a sister and in my spare time I like to socialise with family and friends, particularly if there is a game of bingo/wine involved! I am an avid reader (mostly I read on the way into work and on the way back home) and have recently taken up an old hobby of drawing with charcoal/pastels which relaxes me after a hard day’s work. At the weekend I help out at my local church as a Eucharistic Minister.”
In her position as Director of Education & Training for Liverpool Law Society Jo is responsible for planning and overseeing the continuing competency events programme, which includes: liaising with local practitioners and firms in order to establish their training needs for both our public and a potential in house programme, sourcing most appropriate speakers for events, planning and overseeing all marketing activities for the programme & much more.
“In my spare time I like to travel, go to concerts, go walking & eat out with family and friends.”
Jordan joined the Society in April 2019 in the role of Accounts Assistant (maternity leave replacement). Jordan assists the Deputy CEO, Liz Weeks, with the day-to-day running of the accounts including the control of the purchase and sales ledgers together with membership updates. Jordan also assists in arranging social events and administering delegates’ bookings for training courses.
Jordan says “I completed my Accounting & Finance degree at Liverpool John Moores University which cemented my love for the city and passion for business. Whilst completing my studies I worked at the Echo Arena which taught me resilience in stressful situations and gave me the confidence to go forward and follow my dreams of managing people’s finances.
In my spare time I enjoy everything football, from watching to playing it on a weekend. In addition to this I love to explore new places and both I and my girlfriend Chloe have made a pact for us to travel to somewhere different at least once a month, of which our latest expedition was Chester Zoo, which was a world of its own!”
Kimberley’s role at the Society is Accounts Assistant, as part of this role she assists the Deputy CEO, Liz Weeks, with the day-to-day running of the accounts including the control of the purchase and sales ledgers together with membership updates. Kimberley also assists in arranging social events and administering delegates’ bookings for training courses.
Kimberley completed her degree in Accounting & Finance at the University of Chester which provided a basis for working in accounting, an area she says she has always enjoyed…looking after other people’s finances!
“Whilst studying I worked part time at B&Q, which taught me that duct tape fixes almost everything and if duct tape doesn’t work it’s probably best to buy a new one. In my free time I enjoy travelling with my husband Robert, since we married in 2016 we have travelled to 12 different countries and hope to visit many more.”
Liz is the Deputy CEO of Liverpool Law Society. As part of this role she assists the CEO and the Officers, attending management committee meetings, dealing with the landlords and overseeing the day to day running of the premises. She heads the finance department and also looks after membership, social events and assists with sponsorship.
“I have been at Liverpool Law Society for 18 years…but I am pleased to say that I am not the longest serving member of staff! In my free time I enjoy travelling, reading and watching football…being a true blue through and through.”
As CEO of Liverpool Law Society, Sarah oversees the running of the administrative office of the Society, liaises closely with the President, Officers and Committee chairs, maintains links with other Merseyside-based professional bodies such as the accountants and insurers, Liverpool LEP, Chambers of Commerce and is also the main contact for sponsors who wish to raise their profile before the Society’s members and delegates.
“Away from the office I enjoy a number of sports, particularly hiking and cycling, and travelling wherever and whenever possible.”