Conveyancing lawyer Jennie Haynes is set to retire at Warwickshire firm Blythe Liggins after more than 25 years in the job.
She joined the firm at its former Springfield office in Hall Green, Birmingham, in 1984, some years before all the offices were brought together in Leamington.
Partner David Lester, who heads Blythe Liggins’ property department, said: “Jennie is extremely well known in the region and has built up a loyal clientele over her many years with the firm. She has been an enormous asset to the department.”
Ms Haynes, who has worked under five senior partners, said: “I suppose the biggest change in all these years was the coming of the computer. My first job as head of the department was to oversee the introduction of a case management computer system which streamlined and speeded up the conveyancing procedure.
“It substantially reduces the amount of time and paperwork involved in administration, enabling fee earners to spend more time with their clients. It enables us to see at a glance the very latest state of play with regard to any client, without having to look through files of paperwork.”
She said that she and her husband Ian hoped to do a lot more travelling, especially to Oman where their daughter Lynda has lived for almost 10 years.