Mum who says she has it all
PUBLISHED: 08:00 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:55 31 January 2013
A MUM from St Georges has got around the problem of juggling family and work by becoming a self-employed personal injury lawyer.
Former Weston College student Sarah Rees represents people injured through no fault of their own, either on the road, at work or in a public place.
The 39-year-old, of Willow Close, said: “I decided to go it alone as I found that a lot of law firms don’t allow flexible working and as a busy mum it’s imperative that I can juggle both work and family life.
“I have a four-year-old who has just started school, as well as three stepchildren aged five, nine and 13, so life is manic.
“It has been very challenging and daunting becoming self-employed as I’ve never done this before, so I’m learning along the way.
“I’m also learning to network and to promote myself as much as possible, especially locally.”
Sarah used to work as a trainee legal executive for Lyons Davidson in Bristol and became a qualified lawyer in 2003. She was made a partner at Baker Rees in 2012. As well as finding the time to run her own business, Sarah volunteers at her son’s school, St Anne’s Primary in Hewish, once a week to help the children read.
She will shortly be blogging for local magazine Mum’s Diary as well.
She added: “Being self-employed means I have the flexibility to have my career and look after my growing family, the best of both worlds which I think proves us mums can have it all.”
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