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Abagail Clarke

Paralegal

Abagail Clarke is a paralegal in Rotheras’ Dispute Resolution department and is based at our Lace Market office.

Approach

Abagail supports the dispute resolution team by dealing with new client enquiries and assisting the department solicitors and fee earners with a variety of tasks on behalf of their clients and does this in a professional and diligent manner. It is important to Abagail to be able to establish a rapport with our clients, make them feel comfortable and to build trust and so she is committed to maintaining a friendly, relaxed and jargon-less approach.

Through her professional experience and career, Abagail has had the opportunity to complete a variety of tasks in both the private and legal aid sectors such as legal research, drafting advice and legal documents, instructing experts, interviewing clients and legal aid billing.

Abagail completed her undergraduate law degree in 2016 and will be graduating with her LPC and Masters in December 2021. Her career goal is to qualify into the profession as a solicitor.

 

Career Highlights

  • Abagail has previously worked for Derby Law Centre in a support role, assisting the housing and homelessness caseworkers. This included filing urgent court applications, liaising with third parties such as GPs, psychiatrists, local authorities, counsel and the Legal Aid Agency as well as scoping matters for funding eligibility and completing funding applications
  • Abagail has also worked for Nelsons Solicitors as a paralegal in the professional negligence department, where she gained a lot of her practical experience. Abagail dealt largely with matters regarding the ground rent scandal in leasehold properties and was also involved in making enquiries in relation to the collapse of a large investment fund

 

Abagail Clarke's Experience

Experience

3 years

Qualifications

  • Abagail completed her LLB Law degree at De Montfort University
  • Abagail undertook her LPC and Masters at Nottingham Trent University and is due to graduate in December 2021
  • Received a 2:1 (Merit) for her Masters dissertation regarding Section 41 Youth Justice & Criminal Evidence Act

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Abagail Clarke's Experience

Experience

3 years

Qualifications

  • Abagail completed her LLB Law degree at De Montfort University
  • Abagail undertook her LPC and Masters at Nottingham Trent University and is due to graduate in December 2021
  • Received a 2:1 (Merit) for her Masters dissertation regarding Section 41 Youth Justice & Criminal Evidence Act
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