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Q&A with Helen Lee

28 July 2017

Helen Lee is a relationship manager executive at the Law Society.

What's your guilty pleasure?

Bad puns! An old favourite from Groucho Marx: 'Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana'.

You're talking to a friend of a friend at a party. How do you describe what you do?

The statement 'I work for the Law Society' is normally enough to put most people off further questioning, but if pressed I explain some of the fantastic work the Society does, and if the friend of a friend hasn't made an excuse to escape by this point, I explain that I act as a bridge between our City members and the Society.

What are you working on at the moment?

There's a lot going on (remember life before Brexit?). I'm particularly interested in the impact of the government apprenticeship levy on City firms (introduced in April), and I've been meeting with firms to find out how the levy is affecting them, and how the Society can support the City.

Share some great advice you've been given.

The most important decisions in life could just as well be made at the roll of a dice.

What's in your desk drawers?

Secrets... (and lots of papers and tea).

Can you recommend a local lunch or coffee spot? 

The Italian hot chocolate from Caffè Vergnano 1882 - highly recommended for fellow chocoholics.

How do you relax?

Either reading a good book or catching up with friends (preferably over a cheeseboard).

What's your pet hate?

A painfully slow internet connection.

Favourite city?

It has to be London - free museums and art galleries, lots of history and green spaces. (Florence would be a close second, however.)

What book is on your bedside table?

Orwell's Homage to Catalonia