Boyletts Law: Award-winning lawyer Kim Boylett starts her own practice in Sawbridgeworth
An award-winning lawyer with a passion for music has started her own practice in Sawbridgeworth and intends to be fully in tune with her clients and the community.
Kim Boylett opened Boyletts Law at the Allen House Business Centre in The Maltings on September 1.
And the 41-year-old company director has enlisted the help of her younger brother Jamie McDermott – who she performed with alongside her husband Andy and two others in pop/rock covers band Guilty Pleasures – to open a law firm that represents the needs of today's society.
"Our ethos is to ensure we always put our client's needs first," said Kim, who has worked for law firms in Hertfordshire, Essex and London over the last 15 years having started her training at Nockolds in Stortford in 2005 before going on to receive the Highly Commended Private Client Lawyer of the Year award at the 2019 National CILEx Law Awards.
"We understand the additional stresses of modern society and the concerns that people have during this difficult time. In the current pandemic it is not always possible for clients to visit our office for face to face meetings, so we have made as many alternative options available as possible to ensure everyone can get the legal help that they need."
Kim, who grew up with her brother Jamie, 39, in Harlow, studied performing arts at Epping Forest College and music has always been a big part of their lives. They were in Guilty Pleasures whilst forging their professional careers up until a couple of years ago, Kim singing and Jamie on rhythm guitar as they belted out hits by the likes of Blondie, Abba, Madonna and Guns N'Roses. Venues for gigs included The Cock Inn in Bishop's Stortford.
Kim was made redundant a couple of weeks before lockdown while Jamie, who has extensive marketing experience within the legal sector, had been made redundant shortly before that.
They put their heads together and decided setting up a practice in an area they knew well was the way to go, with CILEx regulation being achieved.
Jamie has taken on the role of head of marketing and business development, overseeing the creation of the firm's website which has a number of features including allowing users to complete much of the wills and probate processes online should they wish, and also booking meetings to be conducted by Zoom or video call. The online service provided is set to expand further in the near future.
Office manager Alison Bray is also an integral team member and has helped ensure a workable office is up and running.
The Allens House premises is easily accessible, is all on the ground level and is Covid 19-safe while there is also free parking. Clients will get to know Alison on reception, adding to the family feel of the firm and the personal touch provided.
"The premises were really important as my client base is around this area and we're from Harlow, so it's a community we know," said Kim, who was headhunted during the pandemic and worked for another firm while setting up the practice, with many of those clients having come with her.
"It's also important to us to get involved with charity work and we wanted to do that in our local area."
Visit www.boylettslaw.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Alternatively, call 01279 295047.