Sixty seconds with Georgia Bull

Who am I? Georgia Bull, Solicitor.
What do I do? I work in the Wills and Probate/Services for the Elderly Department in the Fareham office.

What can I help you with? 
I can help you with the preparation of Wills, the preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney, applications for a Grant of Probate when someone passes away, dealing with someone’s estate and Court of Protection matters (such as Deputyship applications).

What do I like most about my job?
I like being able to help people at a time when they need support. A lot of the matters I deal with involve talking about death which is often a difficult and upsetting subject for people to discuss. I myself was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of 28 years old and I therefore hope that I have some understanding of how scary it can be thinking about your own mortality. I pride myself in trying to make clients feel as comfortable as possible during our discussions and I aim to be as personable and approachable as possible.


What are my hobbies?
I’m mad about animals so most of my hobbies involve animals!  I do dog agility classes with one of my two miniature dachshunds, I go on lots of dog walks and try my hand at a bit of photography (mainly photographing animals). I am also a volunteer-zookeeper at Marwell Zoo! I have volunteered there once a week for nearly 4 years and obtained a Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (so that I could learn more about zoo animal welfare and the role that zoo collections play in conservation). I spent a year volunteering with the Primate team and the past 3 years volunteering with the Hoofstock team where I am lucky enough to get to work with zebra, giraffes, okapi and rhinos amongst other species.

Why did you decide to train to be a solicitor? 
I studied Geography at Durham University but always planned to become a lawyer afterwards.  My interest in law started when I read some of John Grisham’s books when I was young. I also enjoyed problem-solving and helping people, so a legal career appealed to me.

If you didn’t decide to become a lawyer, what would have done instead? 
If I hadn’t become a Solicitor I would probably have aimed for an animal-related career such as being a vet or working for an animal charity.

How can you get in touch with me? – Contact me at the Fareham office:

 

 

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