A new job and a Zoom with Hollywood

Date: 23/11/2020
Author: Heather Waight
Company: Merrick Solicitors

November has proved a very notable month for the newest member of the team at Merrick Solicitors.

Not only did Keira Hand join the growing family law practice but she also took part in a Zoom call with some Hollywood A-listers.

Keira joined Manchester-based Merrick after practising family law in Cheshire where she also did her training and qualified.

Lockdown2 may not be the ideal time to get to know a city but it hasn’t stopped Keira from settling in and pursuing the career she decided on at an early age.

Keira said: “It was always family law that I wanted to do. You get a feeling that you are helping people.

“It’s people’s lives, their families, their children, their marriage, their home and their money. So the work you do has a big impact on the people that you are working with, which means it can be difficult, but also really rewarding.”

Merrick principal Amanda Merrick said: "We are delighted Keira has joined the team at such a critical time. She shares our passion for family law and wants to do the very best for families who are making important decisions against the backdrop of an ongoing global pandemic and all the complications that has brought."

Away from work, Keira is a season ticket holder at Wrexham AFC – and that led to the Hollywood Zoom call.

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds and fellow actor and producer Rob McElhenney recently made headlines after becoming owners of the National League club.

Ahead of the takeover, the pair met with trustees of the previously fan-owned club in a ‘get to know you’ online meeting.

Keira said: “It was quite surreal. They seemed to be really nice and genuine.

“The first question anyone asked was ‘why Wrexham?’. They said they didn’t want to buy a club that was already winning things, they wanted a club they could build up and help.

“After the Zoom, we had a vote. I voted in favour, in fact 98.4% of fans voted for the takeover, so I’m very happy with that.

“Hopefully now we can work our way up the leagues, make the stadium better, win a few trophies, get more fans at the ground. It’s an exciting time. If we could get into games I think the atmosphere would be great.”