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Riona Mark studied Law at Portsmouth University, during which time she gained a great deal of legal work experience. On completing the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Guildford, Riona went to work for a local Criminal and Family law firm as a Family Paralegal. Riona joined Thackray Williams in September 2015 to start her Training Contract. As a Trainee Solicitor, she has sat in the following departments; Family, Personal Injury, Commercial, Private Client, Employment and Litigation.
In her role, Riona assists Fee Earners with a variety of matters and tasks. Interacting with clients, Riona will always go out of her way to help keep clients happy and at ease as their matter proceeds. This is one of Riona’s favourite things about the job. She particularly enjoys being able to use her people skills, always doing her best to ensure the client is happy, feels supported and in capable hands. Believing trust to be very important in all areas of law, Riona understands that clients are often going through stressful and difficult times and it is important to be mindful of this when working with them. She particularly enjoys working in the legal sector because it is intellectually demanding, yet also very rewarding through helping those in need.
Riona enjoys attending events held by Thackray Williams, such as careers fairs at schools or networking events. She supports Thackray Williams’ chosen charity and attended a Care Home last Christmas to make arts and crafts with the residents.
In her down time, Riona enjoys Small Circle Jujitsu, running and going to the gym. Her other interests include clay pigeon shooting, cooking, painting, playing guitar and riding motorbikes.
“thank you for everything that you have done for me, also making the process of today easier by being so kind and empathetic, you are clearly very good at your job, you'll be forever appreciated for all the quick hard work you have done ”