What our recent recruits think – Eluned Roberts

26 May 2022
Eluned Roberts, Associate Solicitor

What our recent recruits think – Eluned Roberts

We have captured the thoughts of some recent recruits to give any potential job applicants an insight into what it is like to apply for a role at, and to join Cullimore Dutton.

This second instalment of the series features Eluned Roberts who joined our Family Law team as an Associate Solicitor in February 2022. We asked Eluned:

Why did you decide to apply for a role with us?
Cullimore Dutton was always on my radar, and I was aware of the firm’s great reputation. I like the way we approach Family Law and the Changing Lives ethos behind that so when the role became available I knew it would be a great fit for me.

How did you find the recruitment process?
It was really relaxed, simple and swift. I emailed my CV and was invited for an informal chat with Brenda, Head of Family Law, and Andrew, Managing Director. This turned out to be my interview, but it was very relaxed and friendly. We were able to get to know each other and to chat about the role. A week or so later I received a phone call from Brenda offering me the position.

What have you enjoyed so far about our business and your role?
Everyone has been friendly and welcoming, not just in the family team but across the whole business.

I’ve been really impressed with the work-life balance and how the welfare of staff is a priority. It was refreshing recently when a storm was rolling in that the priority was to ensure that the whole team got home safely.

My role essentially replaces recently retired Legal Director [and Cullimore Dutton legend – Ed] Diana Williams and it was great that I was able to spend several weeks with Di as part of that transition. I was eased into the role and there was a real focus on client care as I took on Di’s caseload. During this period, I was brought fully up to speed with each case and Di introduced me to each client ensuring that they were comfortable with me representing them.

How would you describe the culture at Cullimore Dutton?
Very friendly, welcoming, and supportive with a real focus on providing the highest quality of service for our clients whilst ensuring that colleagues have a true work life balance.

I find the whole We Change Lives vision inspiring and something I am proud to stand behind. There is also a refreshing approach to how the different sides of the business are managed, which is something the clients will never see, but I think it works really well.

What are your hopes and ambitions for your career?
I have a real desire to build my reputation in Chester and support and help as many clients as I can.

Join Eluned
We are currently recruiting for several positions, so if you are interested in joining Eluned and the rest of our team visit the careers page of our website where you will be able to view our available roles and apply.

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