After working for a big city law firm in Wealth Management, Fran decided she wanted to work for a more worthwhile organisation, and give back to the community. She joined the Administration Team at the Law Centre in 2007 and has gone on to become team leader. Over the years she has seen many services and agencies cut as a result of reduced government funding so is passionate about the importance of the work of Law Centres in the community.
For many, Fran is the first point of contact with the Law Centre. She will listen to a client’s problems, help decipher them and identify what help the Law Centre can give. Often people get in touch when they’re at their most desperate. She remembers in particular one client who came to the Law Centre looking withdrawn and depressed. The client was going to be evicted but the Law Centre was able to get her rent arrears written off and within just a few months she came back looking like a different person, more confident and much happier. Fran finds seeing the difference the Law Centre can make to people’s lives incredibly rewarding.