Spotlight on Kate McDermott

NameKate McDermott
Role / Job TitleNational Secretarial Services Manager
FirmTrowers & Hamlins
Length of time in industry7 years although feels like much longer.
What do you like about your role?I like the daily challenges – you never know what each day is going to bring.
What is challenging within your role?Never knowing what each day will bring…
What advice would you give someone starting out?Do not be afraid to ask questions, everyone starts somewhere and if you don't ask you won't ever know. Don't be afraid to suggest improvements - if you recognise something is wrong/inefficient then challenge it.
If you weren't working in legal, what do you think you'd be doing?Dog training.
Tell us about an "average" day, or if every day is different tell us about a recent dayEvery day is very different; I spend my week travelling round our UK offices so depending on where I am it will mean different things. I'll have many, many meetings, I might have time for some lunch then follow that up with many more meetings then either go home or go to whichever hotel I am staying in... if anyone needs any recommendations I am becoming something of an expert.