Elizabeth Gibbons

Operations Manager

What's your role?

Elizabeth Gibbons is the office manager of the Brighton office. She also assists with some residential and commercial property matters and a little employment work.

Your experience

I started my career working in London, just by St Paul’s Cathedral, and never did get around to having a look inside. I worked in the corporate department of a small law firm, who have since changed their name many times due to mergers with other firms. After 18 years there, watching the firm grow from strength to strength, I decided it was time to stop commuting and, after 6 months travelling around Europe in a campervan, got a local job. I then worked in Brighton, in commercial property, for 7 years and was subsequently relocated to Crawley, where I was promoted to Support Supervisor and continued working there for another 7 years. Time for a change. I moved to Coffin Mew, where I diversified somewhat by commuting to Portsmouth and working on various projects for the management team, as well as keeping my hand in with a little commercial property work. Having worked in their Portsmouth office for 4 months Coffin Mew then opened up a Brighton office, which I transferred to and became the office manager of. This has involved me in dealing with a lot of different aspects of work, which has been both challenging and fun.

Which five words best describe you?

  1. Diligent
  2. Organised
  3. Strict
  4. Helpful
  5. Friendly

Three things we didn't know about you?

  • I own a VW camper van but can’t drive.
  • I saw England beat India at a test match in Mumbai in 2006
  • I’m partial to a glass of cider