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Carolina Lopes

Carolina Lopes, a Paralegal at Awdry Law, shares what's happening for the company throughout April!

It’s April, the second month of Spring and does this mean April showers or will it be a time of sunshine end to end? We’re catching up with some business owners this month to see how things are looking for them during April.

Today we’re talking to Carolina Lopes who is a paralegal with Awdry Law solicitors. Awdry Law have branches all over Wiltshire including Swindon, Marlborough and Royal Wootton Bassett. Awdry Law are legal professionals that can help you when buying or selling a home and with issues relating to dispute resolution, family law, wills, tax and probate and more!

April is the first month with lighter evenings. How are you making the most of this?
I am enjoying the lighter evenings; I have more motivation to study after work for my Law exams. The lighter evenings have also boosted my motivation to keep fit; knowing that run club on a Wednesday will be in the daylight is a huge bonus.

How is April looking for you in your business?
Our April has started with an incredible momentum; we are incredibly busy. The Mortgage rates are coming down and the property market is buoyant, both resulting in huge beneficial factors for our clients.

I am delighted to see that more First Time Buyers are able to get onto the ladder.

This month it’s Stress Awareness Month, what does stress mean to you?
Within our firm, we have a fantastic Thriving at Work team who assist all of our wonderful staff on a daily basis. This month we received very insightful guidance on how to manage stress. As we are in an incredibly fast paced, intensely pressured industry, so this is an incredibly important message to send firmwide that we (as a firm) are all here to support one and another. I am also very grateful to work alongside one of the members of the Thriving at Work team and I constantly feel reassured and thought of.

Some key awareness days/weeks/months in April include.

National Pet Month
Allergy Awareness Week – April 22 to 28
National Scrabble Day – April 13
World Heritage Day – April 18

There are many more – are there any awareness days/weeks/months which are particularly important for your business?
A vast number of employees here have pets, which is evidenced on our website! The Thriving at Work team have plans to recognise this.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and our firm have recognised these for the last 2 years by bringing in external speakers and running events in the firm.


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