Team Feature 4/10: Kim Carmyllie

Kim CarmyllieKim Carmyllie joined the Price Slater Gawne team in 2014.

With a BA(Hons) in Business Studies coupled with a strong IT background having worked for numerous law firms in the Manchester area, Kim has masses of experience when it comes to understanding how a leading law firm should operate.

Outside of work, Kim is an Explorer Scout leader and during summer weekends you’ll generally find her camping, baking, or on at the edge of a reservoir somewhere fitting young teenagers with buoyancy aids.

Want to know more about Kim? Read on …

Name Kim Carmyllie
Job Title Practice Manager
Joined the team in September 2014
What does your role entail? My role at Price Slater Gawne has been exceptionally varied over the years. When I joined in 2014 I was involved in Marketing, Facilities Management, Compliance, HR & IT. In fact, the only area I didn’t have a hand in was Finance. As the firm began to grow and evolve, it became clear that all of these areas were too big a beast for one person to cover. We now have specialists in Marketing and Joanne our Office Manager lightens the load by taking a lot of the day-to-day Facilities and HR tasks from me. Now, much of my time is spent keeping abreast of regulations relating to exciting topics such as Money Laundering and Data Protection.
What do you like about working at PSG? I love the willingness to help each other. We are a very friendly bunch and we have a good laugh together, but there’s always someone available on the end of a phone if you’re having a bad day. We all appreciate the hard work that we each put in to make the firm a success.
What did you want to do when you were growing up? When I left school I attended medical school to train as a doctor. I had the best of times, which is probably why I never finished the course. I seem to have come full circle now, working for a firm that deals in clinical negligence.
What’s the best advice you were ever given?  I’ve had lots of good advice over the years, especially from my Dad. But a piece of advice he gave me that I often pass on to my Explorer Scouts, who are all going through GCSE’s and A levels, is ‘the decisions you make now do not determine what you do for the rest of your life, so leave as many doors open as you can.’
What’s at the top of your bucket list? I’d love to do a chocolate masterclass with groundbreaking and inspirational chocolatier, Paul A. Young.
If you could change anything about your area of work, what would it be? Fewer regulation changes. There has been a significant change in the regulations guiding law firms, either from our regulatory body or changes in legislation, every year. Trying to interpret these to suit us can be challenging.

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