Amanda Garner’s Career Journey
- Tell us about your career journey so far to date at BBK?
I began working at Igloo/BBK/BB on 1st August 2016 as compliance manager working with Mark Goring. I worked across both firms until 2018 when I transferred solely to BBK to take on the compliance role.
- Why did you specialise in the area of work you do?
I was a personal injury fee earner for over 15 years before I went part time after having my children and I moved into compliance in 2009 as it was an expanding role for the large PI firm I worked in at the time. I loved being able to ensure the firm was protected from risks external and internal.
- What do you enjoy most about your current role?
The part I enjoy most is supporting the staff to do their best work , they feel comfortable coming to me with issues and queries and I feel I provide a safe haven for these, for me this means that if something more serious were to happen they would be more likely to ask me to help.
- What support and training do you receive in your role?
I receive enormous support from all the partners , Rhicha Kapila (Partner & Chief Operations Officer) and Jonathan Wheeler (Managing Partner) particularly, it is very much a team effort. I feel I am learning all the time from all across the firm but if I need external training this is available if I request
- What do you enjoy the most working at BBK?
The people and the ethos of the Firm – to always do our best for our clients.
- What is your proudest career highlight at BBK?
Being awarded the “trip to Paris “ bonus as this was as a result of feedback and nominations from staff – also being promoted to partner, as a non-lawyer this is something I thought was out of my reach but BBK want to ensure everyone who works here has the ability to thrive and grow.
- What advice would you give to someone looking to join BBK?
Do your research – BBK are a niche firm not only in the work we do but in the way we run the firm and care for our clients – make sure you are a team player.