Janet Shackler

Team Administrator

Job Role at EMG

I have recently joined EMG as administrator in the Court of Protection department; this will be a varied role to assist with the smooth running of the department.


My work history has predominantly been in law, with just a short period spent as a telephone operation for a major communications company. I studied a private secretarial course at New College Durham after leaving school and thereafter joined a local traditional law firm working for one of the partners within the crime, matrimonial and personal injury department. I took only a very short break when my children were born and returned to another law firm, initially joining them as receptionist but later moving over to the personal injury department as team administrator and PA to the team leader and partner of the department.

What do you like about working at EMG?

It was instantly clear to me during my induction that EMG prioritise the wellbeing of their staff and it is obvious how passionate the team are about their work and the clients they support. I am extremely excited to be welcomed on board.

Outside of EMG

I have been married to my husband, Stephen, for almost 30 years and we have 2 grown up children, Becca and Ryan. We also have a crazy cockapoo called Koda and a lot of our spare time is spent enjoying walks with him or chasing him around the house to recover stolen socks and slippers.

Every alternate Thursday you will find us at our local pub quiz, attempting to expand our knowledge (we were recently thrilled to find that one of our opponent quizzers is a Barrister and we frequently beat his team!). I am also a bit of a dab hand at clay pigeon shooting and earned myself the title of  ‘100% shack’ having never missed a shot yet!

We recently brought forward our retirement plans and invested in a Campervan (Gino de Camper) and enjoy travelling and visiting new places whenever we have the opportunity. We have also bought a small telescope so that we can educate ourselves in astronomy; the night sky is fascinating away from light pollution.