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Spotlight on Caroline Calverley

Caroline is the practice manager at Chafes Hague Lambert and is responsible for all the departments which support our team of solicitors. Her most memorable moment with the firm was realising that we could enter the annual Wilmslow Scarecrow competition. Every year around mid-July, she climbs out onto a metre-wide window ledge which looks over Alderley Road to build our scarecrow. This might sound simple but Caroline has a big fear of heights!

What do you wish people knew about the legal profession?
There are different types of lawyers. We try to be the approachable type.

What is the one piece of advice you would give to businesses?
Be fair with your staff and appreciate what they do.

What are the challenges for businesses in today’s markets?
After a period of recession and now a possible depression, the challenge is to be adaptable, innovative and focussed.

If you could have dinner with any five people, living or dead, from history or fiction, who would they be?
I met Ella Fitzgerald as a child but didn’t know about her music so I would love to be able to talk to her now about it; Wallis Simpson so I could hear her side of the amazing story she was involved in; Georgette Heyer as she is one of my favourite authors when I want to read for relaxation and Paul McGee as I think he is a brilliant motivational speaker and author of the S.U.M.O. Shut up, Move On book. My final guest would be my grandfather Charles Hulbert so he could tell me the history of his life which I never fully absorbed as a child.

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