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Gill Harding

Legal Secretary and Client Support

I originally came to work for Crane & Staples at their Hertford office approx. 16 years ago, having worked for a large commercial organisation prior to that. I worked as a “temp” and was asked if I could stay and become part of the Crane & Staples team in the Litigation Department.

The Hertford office was subsequently closed and I transferred to the Welwyn Garden City office to work in the Employment/Dispute Resolution Department. The client support teams for Employment/Dispute Resolution Department and Family Departments were subsequently merged and I support both departments.

I am the voice on the telephone for all new enquiries for these departments. I also deal with all new mediation enquiries for Danielle Peters and Sharon Montgomery and assist in setting up the appointments.

Outside the office

I am a complete foodie person. I love going out to eat at various restaurants in the Hertfordshire area with my friends.

I used to exercise regularly doing Tai chi, Pilates and yoga classes. However as I get older I am accident prone, so tend to do less strenuous exercise, such as walking (especially around shopping centres)!

Family (including my two cats) and friends are very important to me and I see and visit siblings and extended family and friends as much as possible.

I will certainly consider using your firm for other services too as to date I have found it to be most friendly and yet on a professional level – quite unusual these days! Gill made me feel relaxed and comfortable on the start of a somewhat awkward journey.