Below is Diane’s career previous to her time at Astraea Linskills:

Bartletts Solicitors (Incorporating Bates & Co. Solicitors), Chester employed as secretary

Bromborough Paint & Building Supplies employed as ledger clerk processing orders, invoices, cash management and monthly reconciliation

Howard Jones & Partners Solicitors Hoylake employed as secretary, partner David Grosscurth left and became sole practitioner

Grosscurth & Co. Solicitors employed as secretary (made redundant)

West Wallasey Car Hire, employed to establish and manage Small Claims Department/Debt management retrieving outstanding money owed by solicitors (!) who had not paid off car hire fees for client cases and individual public accounts

Linskills Solicitors employed as personal assistant to Julian Linskill in crime department – 26 years


She also enjoys gardening, reading, weekends with her two young grandchildren, keeping up to date with current events in the news and socialising.

Education, Memberships and Associations

2 year business studies at secondary school inc. Carlett Park College business course (O Levels & RSA)

In-house training at places of employment

St. Helens Chambers of Commerce BTEC  Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration

St. Helens Chambers of Commerce BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration