Grantham solicitor celebrates 40 years in the job
A Grantham solicitor who qualified just before Margaret Thatcher became prime minister is celebrating 40 years of being in the job.
Robert Clark, who has worked for Chattertons Solicitors & Wealth Management for more than half of his career, says he enjoys the job “more than ever”.
The 63-year-old added: “I’ve seen a lot of changes within the industry since I started out, but none of it has changed how I feel about the job. I enjoy it more than ever, as my main focus is also trying to achieve an outcome which is beneficial to my clients.”
Robert officially began his career on April 2, 1979 when he started working for a small firm, gaining varied experience within many areas of the legal system.
However, he wanted to concentrate on specific areas of the law, so accepted a job with Chattertons in November 1997 at the company’s Horncastle office, before transferring to the firm’s Grantham office five years later.
Robert, who is a father of three, said: “Moving to Chattertons meant I could focus more on civil disputes and commercial property. It’s a great team which is probably why I’ve stuck around for more than 20 years.”
Now an integral member of both the personal injury and dispute resolution teams, Robert says he currently has no plans to retire, but will be marking his career landmark with a trip to Chicago with family.
Edward Conway, Chief Executive Officer at Chattertons, said: “It is a tremendous achievement to have worked as a solicitor for 40 years and we’re proud to have such an experienced, hard-working and loyal member of the team.
“Robert brings a wealth of experience to all the cases he undertakes. Not only is he an expert in contractual disputes, negligence claims and debt recovery, but he has also developed a specialism in property related disputes, particularly relating to commercial property.
“We will be raising a glass to Robert on his return from his much-deserved holiday and look forward to continuing to work with him in the future.”
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