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Staff profile: Sunita Chauhan

Position: Associate Solicitor in the Family Department

Time at Gullands: 

I joined Gullands in July 2019.

Main responsibilities and duties:  

Dealing with divorce, finances, children matters, pre and post nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, separation agreements and domestic violence matters.  I enjoy seeing matters through from start to finish.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in the legal sector: 

I’ve been attracted to this career from a young age and I’ve always believed in honesty, the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  I firmly believe that if you are passionate about something then you will always be good at it and succeed.  Law offers a diverse range of career opportunities and job stability within a dynamic environment.

What is the best part of the job:   

Achieving the desired outcome for my client. The role itself is rewarding where you are helping your client overcome their problems, especially within this discipline where matters are emotional and close to your client’s heart, affecting their personal life and livelihood. There is a great sense of fulfilment at the end of a case.

If you were not in this job, what would you be doing:     

I would own a hotel (or two) within which there would be a number of restaurants.  I love cooking and trying food from different nationalities and have often thought about this as a venture upon retirement.

What changes would you like to see happen in the law in the next 10-20 years:   

For processes to be simplified in both procedure and time with a view to reducing stress and anxiety for our clients.

What do you like doing in your spare time:   

My favourite pastime is retail therapy, I’m happy to shop until I drop! If I’m feeling less energetic then I enjoy watching a good thriller. I also like to experiment in the kitchen and cooking dishes from different nationalities.