The summer is now nothing more than a distant memory as we prepare to hunker down and hibernate for winter. At MRC, the summer is usually one of our busier periods and we certainly weren’t disappointed this time. We have a sneaking suspicion that solicitors try to clear their desks of any new cases before they jet off on their various sun-soaked holidays, and who could blame them!

Along with an influx of work the summer has also brought with it a few changes to the office team here at MRC. The internal workings of any business naturally ebb and flow over time; the trick is not to get caught in a riptide and pulled under. Which, so far, we seem to have been successful at!

We’ve said “Auf Wiedersehen!” to our operations manager Sharon who is leaving us to help her husband build up his dog training business. We’re incredibly grateful to Sharon as she’s ensured that each case has smoothly moved through the process from start to finish. It’s been an enjoyable 2 and a half years and we wish Sharon the best with her new business venture.

We’re also saying thank you and goodbye to Judi who has left in order to spend more time with her young daughter.

In light of Judi and Sharon leaving we have welcomed George onboard as a full-time staff member. We’ve thrown him in at the deep end of the operations pool and thankfully he’s proven himself more than capable of tackling whatever comes his way.

We are very happy to welcome Lahra to the team as our new Head of Operations. Lahra has spent most of her career (she’s cagey about exactly how long!) working in broadcast news, although she comes from a scientific background. Before she joined us, Lahra was working as a Senior Producer for BBC Breakfast television so she is well-used to tight schedules! After her first few weeks here at MRC she says that she is really enjoying the work especially because it allows her to exist in the land of the 9-5 with no more red-eye 4am deadlines.

Our latest recruit Lisa, has spent the last 15 years working as a primary school teacher on the Wirral. The allure of the annual trip to Knowsley Safari Park had just begun to wear off, as had the daily challenge of 30 demanding 5- and 6-year-olds! She is now using her well-honed organisational skills in the (usually) much calmer MRC office.