Women In Wills Continues To Grow Under Lockdown

Despite all of the issues the last eight weeks of lockdown has thrown at us, it hasn’t prevented the Women in Will’s group growing in numbers. In fact, now it seems is the time more than ever to take a moment to have a ‘catch up’ with others in the industry.

Women in Wills was founded in July 2019, with the aim of encouraging and facilitating friendships, relationships and collaboration across the industry, and bringing legal service providers together in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

Under lockdown the usual face to face meetings have been replaced with virtual get-togethers each Thursday at 4pm.

A consequence of being in lockdown has been for the group to meet a variety of new people in different geographical locations, and share experiences and updates on how we run our businesses, advise clients and protect ourselves.

This week we welcome Jenny Robinson from from Hinton and Co who is talking to attendees about “Building trust and rapport with clients, staff and other stakeholders when you work online.”

Following increased cyber attacks on law firms in recent weeks Jennifer Williams, Head of IT and Security Specialist at the Practical Vision Network is also giving her insight into the type of calls she is receiving to the Cyber Incident Helpline.

Karen Babington, Director at Practical Vision, and founder of the group said:

“Facilitating a meeting of isolated female professionals in such a stressful period was quite daunting, but with a bit of structure and a lot of goodwill from attendees, not to mention the “bring your own drink” policy the meetings have been extremely enjoyable. The make up of professionals has been remarkably similar of our previous lunches with a mix of regulars and new attendees, all of whom we hope to make feel extremely welcome.”

Stephanie Kerr, Associate at Brabners, commented:

“I choose to attend to embrace new ways of networking. In fact, I would definitely be keen to continue attending virtual events with the group in the future, even when normality resumes. I have been able to create new contacts across the country, gain rapport with other professionals involved in private client work and keep in touch with existing contacts too.”

The Women in Wills community can also connect online via LinkedIn where you can join the group which now has grown to nearly 400 professionals, to keep updated on speakers for the events and hear the latest news.

Should you like to attend, please contact Karen Babington at [email protected] to be added to the guest list.

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