ESTABLISHED We’ve been based on the Gloucester Road for many years, previously as the Law Shop and now as Marc White & Co. Marc has been working as a solicitor and notary for over 20 years.
TALKING SHOP We are a law firm specialising in Wills, probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney / Court of Protection. Our aim is to provide an independent and professional service. Much of our work involves assisting people with the interaction between English law and foreign laws. It’s increasingly common to come across an asset located overseas when dealing with an estate. Marc is a notary public which means he is qualified to prepare and certify deeds and other documents, internationally. In all cases we aim to translate our experience into a plain-speaking service which is clear on costs.
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE GROWING UP? A scuba diver – but no-one took me seriously when I said I wanted to make a career of it. Remembering what that felt like helps me manage my four kids and their rush to grow up too.
SO WHY LAW? I realised that my love of languages could be paired with something vocational, so I studied Law & French at Cardiff University with a one year placement in Nantes. The thing I enjoy about law now is that I am able to really help people – sounds cheesy but it’s true. People come to us with a problem, and we help them fix it, as simply as we can.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU ALONG THE WAY? Using my languages was always the aim so it was an amazing experience to be able to spend time studying in France. I have worked in many other countries including Canada, Australia, Switzerland, and New Zealand. I lived in Spain from 2003 – 2008 and now we work a lot in Spain and have an office there too, so it’s a great combination of languages and law. I still enjoy travelling as part of my job.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT We work with a number of charities to support them, either through fund raising or support in kind. We aim to get involved in any local events to support the community, and opened our doors for a Macmillan coffee morning in October 2017. We hope that people will realise that they can pop in and ask us questions if they need to – we all live nearby and it’s important to us to be a part of the community. I grew up in Horfield / Golden Hill so I haven’t come very far!