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Partner, Andrea Godfrey passes British Sign Language Course

23 October 2020 by Rebecca Webber

Rebecca Webber
Andrea (Partner at FJG) and Sebastian (ISLD Director)

We are pleased to announce our Clacton-based Wills, Life Planning, and Probate Partner, Andrea Godfrey has passed the Level 2 British Sign Language (BSL) course. This qualification enables individuals to progress their skills to communicate with Deaf people using BSL in a variety of everyday situations. Andrea undertook the course with iSign Learning & Development (ISLD) in Colchester.

As a firm FJG are Deaf aware and committed to serving the Deaf community. FJG were awarded the Deaf-Aware Quality Mark from the Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) in 2018 as well as being the first law firm to work with SignLive, ensuring Deaf clients gain swifter access to a qualified BSL Interpreter. With Andrea’s Level 2 BSL qualification, her language skills are at an intermediate level to improve communication with Deaf people. BSL is a crucial communications connection between the Deaf/hard of hearing and those who can hear; Andrea’s skill in this area can be utilised to make the access to legal services easier for the Deaf community.

Sebastian Smith, ISLD Course Director, commented “We at ISLD are very pleased to announce Andrea has successfully passed her Level 2 BSL Course. She passed all 3 assessments on the first attempt, a great achievement! She is very passionate about learning BSL and has recently embarked on her Level 3 a few weeks ago, I am pleased to say she is still enjoying herself very much.”

Managing Partner, Paula Cameron, adds “I am delighted to share Andrea’s accomplishment. Andrea is a highly-respected Solicitor & Partner in the Tendring area; this new string to her bow is true testament to her going above and beyond to provide an excellent client service.”

As well as having the BSL qualification, Andrea is a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly and also a Dementia Friend. As well as seeing clients in the office, Andrea is happy to visit clients at their homes.

Fisher Jones Greenwood Solicitors can be found at 73 Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Alternatively, you can contact Andrea Godfrey directly by calling 01255 323103 or by emailing [email protected].