Special Edition – 25 years with Libby Bartholomew
The team at Equilaw would like to congratulate our Elizabeth (Libby) Bartholomew for her 25th Anniversary of working within our Firm.
Libby joined our team back in May 1996 as a casual legal secretary at Halletts Solicitors and it did not take long before she was working with us full-time.
Before she moved to Muswellbrook, Libby worked as a legal secretary at Avern McIntyre in Inverell. Her experience in legal administration was beneficial to our Firm and we quickly recognised the skills Libby brought to our team. In total, our Libby has dedicated over a quarter of a century working within the legal industry. What an achievement!
When Libby started working in the legal industry, she became efficient in shorthand and very skilled in using a typewriter to draw up legal documents. Thankfully, Libby was witness to the development of technology in the legal industry. We can only imagine how frustrating it would have been if you had to amend a legal document using a typewriter!
During the course of her employment with our firm Libby worked under numerous Solicitors and Partners and has also supervised and assisted with training of new staff. Libby was also present during the name change from Halletts to Equilaw and assisted in moving the office from ‘Loxton House’ on Bridge Street to where we are now, being ‘Market House’ on Market Street. Libby’s vast experience and friendly personality makes her an invaluable asset to our team.
We asked Libby to comment on what she has valued from working with us over the past 25 years and she said that, overall, the friendships she made are very important to her. We couldn’t agree more, Libby!
We are grateful to have Libby and look forward to working with her for many years to come. Thank you, Libby, for your dedication to our firm and to the legal industry. We appreciate you and the wonderful work that you do.
Here’s to Libby!