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A will-ing helper's ideal work.

Byline: By Paul McMillan

Probate secretary, Kyrie Geach, found her dream job working for one of the North East's leading commercial law firms, thanks to the Chronicle.

The 19-year-old, from Boldon, spotted the advert for a probate secretary at Mincoffs, in the Chronicle, while studying for an NVQ 2 in Business Administration through the Chamber of Commerce.

Her new job at Mincoffs, whose offices are based in Jesmond, in Newcastle, now involves drafting wills and various probate documents, dealing with estates, general administration, liaising with clients and secretarial support for the busy probate department.

Kyrie said: "I feel really lucky to have found a job at Mincoffs.

"It's not the traditional law firm I had imagined, it's a really young, dynamic firm and everyone is really friendly to work with.

"They regularly take staff out on trips to the theatre and do lots of social things. They appreciate their staff so I'm pleased to be part of a team like this."

Kyrie was looking for a job with opportunities where she could progress.

She added: "I had heard of Mincoffs before and knew that they were a well established firm.

"Training is important to them and as well as the on-job training I receive from my bosses, they also paid for me to go on a series of Clait Computer Courses to improve my IT skills.

"I've also been looking into probate courses that will teach me more about wills and estates through distance learning. The Chronicle is a really good paper to read when you're looking for a job ( it's the only paper I read."

Linda Haward, a probate solicitor at Mincoffs, welcomed the new recruit. She said: "Kyrie is very enthusiastic about her job and is keen to learn about all aspects of law so we're delighted she's joined our 80-strong team at Mincoffs and I am sure she will be an asset to the firm."

Established in 1948, Mincoffs is a niche commercial firm providing advice to clients who range from sole traders to publicly quoted companies, with particular emphasis on licensing, company law and commercial property. In addition, the firm offers a full range of legal services to private clients including personal injury, employment, probate, wills and residential conveyancing.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Mar 23, 2006
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