As a legally qualified professional with over 15 years experience of providing services to the legal profession I understand the pressures of operating in the legal field.
Following my law degree and Commercial Law Masters I began my career in legal CPD training as Business Development Manager for a nationwide CPD provider in Bristol. I then moved back to Suffolk, had a short stint at a large recruitment company before I was headhunted for a role setting up the legal side to an existing business. Following the births of my two children I decided to set up independently.
Matching the aspirations of both firms and individuals are of utmost importance to me as is the need for confidentiality.
Being based in Suffolk my immediate focus in on East Anglia and the North Home Counties, however I have helped firms and solicitors from Brighton to Newcastle-upon-Tyne. I regularly help solicitors relocate their working lives away from London either closer to their homes or just for a better work/life balance.
Ali joined Clara Rose Consultancy in February 2015. With over 12 years’ experience in the legal industry having previously worked in legal support and more recently as a Practice Manager, Ali excels in matching the right people to the right team in the right firm.
Partners, practice/office managers and business administration professionals enjoy and value working with her as she not only has empathy but a practical understanding of what is needed and can quickly identify not only the skillset but also the personality required for a good team fit. Her broad legal knowledge ensures firms only receive details of candidates who can do in practice what the role requires.
Legal professionals quickly come to learn they are in safe hands and that their needs are listened to and understood in total confidence.
Ali’s professional, approachable and friendly way of working has enabled her to build trusted relationships with both firms and legal professionals alike. She works with a broad range of firms in the region and legal professionals ranging from experienced support staff and trainee solicitors right through to senior lawyers and partners helping them all achieve their individual career goals.
Ali prides herself on being as careful and respectful of your career as you are, a work ethic that is very much at the heart of Clara Rose Consultancy. As a result, much of her work is through recommendation.