THE RIGHT NOTEAnnemarie Richardson, who grew up in Plymouth and went to Plymouth College, spent three years studying for a music degree at university, only for an intended career as a professional pianist to be thwarted by Repetitive Strain Injury. What to do? Inspired by TV courtroom drama Rumpole of the Bailey, Annemarie opted to become a Solicitor and did a law conversion course before training with a local firm. She observes that there are a lot of lawyers who are musicians and muses that it might be something to do with stress release!
WILLS, TRUSTS & PROBATE
Annemarie spent 17 years practising family law before transferring those skills to a new role in Wills and Probate. It’s all about relating to clients, she says, especially at a time when they might be anxious or distressed. Estate planning is a growth area, particularly when many clients have been married more than once. Wills need to be clear-cut and kept up-to-date and should be examined every two to five years, or any time there is a change in circumstances.
OUTSIDE THE LAW
Annemarie loves learning new skills and many years ago undertook a Masters research degree in White Mensural Notation which involves the study of mediaeval music manuscripts some 500-600 years old at the British Library for the musical equivalent of translation. Annemarie loves singing and is a member of two choirs.