Born in Yorkshire, England, Isobel moved to Canada in 1972. She brings her proper English upbringing to the firm and is not-so-affectionately known as the "grammar police" by her co- workers.
Isobel attended Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School. After graduating from St. Lawrence College, Cornwall, with honours in the Legal Secretarial program, Isobel worked part-time for Rick Parisien and then moved on to teach Ted Castle everything he needed to know. Once she and her husband started their family, Isobel chose to take five years off from the work world to raise their three children.
Having been hired as temporary part-time by Peter MacEwen in 1988 to "pick up the slack", Isobel likes to joke that she must not be doing a very good job, since she’s still here. She has worked for all of the lawyers in the firm during its numerous metamorphoses, including C. F. McInnis in his semi-retirement, and now concentrates on the corporate end of things.
Despite being the only corporate assistant for the firm, no one has ever been able to convince Isobel to work on days beginning with "T". On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays though, she can be found with her nose in a company Minute Book and even using a typewriter for Share Certificates! Isobel and Jim have lived in Riverside Heights all of their married life. Their nest is empty of children, but their growing number of grandchildren come to visit often.