Kim 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 …
|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.|