In honour of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day which was celebrated on 8th March this year, we thought it would be fitting to talk to Lisa Moore, Solicitor and Director of Larcomes Legal Limited, and explore some of her female heroes.
Who were your female heroes growing up?
Apart from my mum of course, who always worked extremely hard as me and my brother were growing up, she sacrificed a lot to ensure she was able to provide for us and she always strove for independence and showed me that to be independent was extremely important.
When I was growing up, I always remember visiting the Body Shop Factory (as it was then!) in West Sussex, watching the cosmetics being made and bottled. Anita Roddick, the founder of The Body Shop always inspired me. She successfully founded a company which transformed the cosmetics industry into a more ethically responsible industry and although she died an untimely death, The Body Shop is still a success today, and her memory lives on.
What influenced you to become a Solicitor?
What influenced me to become a solicitor? I always enjoyed studying and found the ‘black and white’ case law very interesting when I chose to study Law. I viewed the Legal Industry as a challenging but rewarding career path to take. I’m very much a ‘people person’ and enjoy advising my clients (although I have learnt that the law is rarely black and white!)
What do you like most about working in the legal industry?
I enjoy meeting different people and no day is ever the same. I learn new things in my job all the time.
What piece of advice would you give to a young student considering a career in law?
I would advise anyone considering Law as a career, to try and gain as much experience as possible, as soon as possible. A career in Law requires commitment and competition is high. There are various routes available to qualify as a Solicitor, so choose the one that is right for them.
About Lisa Moore
Lisa joined Larcomes in 2004 as a Trainee Solicitor and qualified as a solicitor in 2006. She has gone on to be a Director of the firm and is head of our busy private client department, covering all aspects of Private Client matter and specialises in Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Deputyship applications and the administration of estates.
Larcomes’ roots go back to a family firm of solicitors, established in Portsmouth in the 1880s.
Larcomes are experienced commercial and family law solicitors with offices in Portsmouth and Waterlooville. We have a well-established reputation for our friendly service and are always on hand for our clients, providing personal and business legal advice.
Each and every member of our team of professionals is a specialist in their respective field. So whatever your individual or business legal requirement, when you talk to Larcomes you can be sure of expert advice.