Meet the Team… Q & A with Lauren Hance
Lauren Hance, is our superstar Paralegal and brings a huge range of commercial property knowledge to Mason Thomas Law.
Get to know Lauren a little better with this Q & A.
What motivates you at work?
The fact that every day is a learning day. Finding a solution to a problem is a great motivator!
What gives you the greatest satisfaction in your role?
The sense of accomplishment when we’ve completed a challenging transaction. Knowing it’s often a team effort and everyone’s contribution has made a difference to the outcome. Straightforward jobs are all well and good but I think the satisfaction comes from having to put the extra thought and effort in.
What do you like most about your role?
Definitely the variety. One job may be super simple with a quick turnaround and the next will be complicated with lots of hurdles to overcome.
What’s your favourite memory working at Mason Thomas Law?
I can’t pinpoint a specific memory but the team makes the job. We’re always on hand to throw ideas around, ask advice and generally support one another. We’re pretty funny too so there’s never a dull day in the office!
Why do you think Mason Thomas Law stands out in the property law field?
I like to think our client care. Because we’re a small firm clients aren’t just a number. We get to know them and have formed great relationships with clients who return time and time again because they trust we have their best interests at heart.
If you hadn’t chosen this career path, what do you think you would be doing instead?
It would have to be a practical job where I could spend more time outdoors, maybe a farm vet.
How do you start your day?
Quietly! I’m not a morning person…
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Most of it revolves around gundog training with my dog. Otherwise, I love fancy food, so going out for a special dinner. I love to cook, bake and occasionally take okay-ish photographs.
Who inspires you and why?
I don’t really have a specific person but in general people who are ambitious and passionate about what they’re doing, whether it’s in their career or simply a hobby, setting their mind to something and doing it well.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I wish I’d learned to play another instrument when I was younger, I don’t think the recorder counts. I have never been skiing and that is something I’d like to try before my knees get much older.
What is your idea of the perfect weekend?
A long walk on the moors with my dog and then cooking something tasty for dinner.
What would be your dream travel destination?
Don’t get me wrong I’d love to do a once in a lifetime trip to somewhere like New Zealand but top of my wish list are some of the remote Scottish islands. I don’t think you can beat Scottish scenery!
Do you have any children or pets?
I have a German Shorthaired Pointer called Oti and 9 chickens (Dennis, Scary, Baby Spice…we stopped naming them after a while).
What’s the best book you’ve ever read?
Anything by Jacqueline Wilson. Joking aside, I haven’t read anything other than dog training books since the first lockdown.
Tea or coffee?
Strong tea first thing in the morning (it needs to be orange, not how Cathy makes it!), milky coffee thereafter.