Priscilla Balkwill, MA (Oxon)

Location: LEWES, East Sussex

Membership Grade: Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 01273 478661
Email: pbalkwill@waitrose.com

General Experience

Solicitor (currently non-practising); in practice 1983 to 2007, dealing with all areas of family law. Volunteer at a Citizens Advice Bureau since 2003; Citizens Advice Certificate in Generalist Advice Work 2004. BA (Hons) in Classics and Modern Languages [French and Latin].

Subjects

Law (All Areas)

I am a non-practising solicitor. From 1983 to 2007 I was in practice, dealing with all areas of family law. Through volunteering as a generalist adviser at a Citizens Advice Bureau I have some familiarity with other legal issues including welfare benefits, employment, and housing. Throughout my time in practice I did a substantial amount of legal aid work, and I have a basic knowledge of the current legal aid scheme. I have indexed books, mostly practitioners’ textbooks, on a wide range of legal topics. I am happy to index books up to and including that level about all areas of law except jurisprudence and legal theory.

Family Law

See above. Throughout my time in practice I dealt exclusively with all areas of family law including matrimonial proceedings, financial issues, domestic violence, Children Act cases (private law and public law), wardship, adoption, and international child abduction. I have indexed books on a wide range of legal topics. I would welcome commissions to index books at any level about family law.

British History

I have an A level in history and the subject remains a personal interest. I would welcome commissions to index books on British history (including medieval history) intended for a general readership.


Other skills

Proofreading
Publishing Training Centre: Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning. Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (which was formerly the Society for Editors and Proofreaders). Experience of proofreading legal and other texts.

Special Publication Type

Biographies/ Autobiographies

I have experience of indexing in this area and would welcome further commissions.

Tools

PC
MACREX