Laura Beattie


I obtained an LLB Law degree from Newcastle University and graduated in July 2019 with a 2:1 Honours. I am currently studying the Legal Practice Course part-time at the University of Law in Leeds alongside my paralegal role. This course also includes a Masters in Law.
I first became interested in law during my work experience in Year 10 at the Crown and Magistrates’ Courts in Liverpool, which gave me the chance to shadow barristers in both civil and criminal hearings. I have always been fascinated with how the legal system works behind the scenes. The idea of problem-solving, whilst applying my knowledge of the law, in order to achieve an outcome that clients are happy with is highly rewarding.
Prior to joining Legal Studio, I worked as a paralegal in a niche family law firm in London for almost two years. During my time there, I assisted solicitors with their cases as well as completing a range of other tasks including finding counsel for hearings, attending hearings, and archiving files. I worked on a variety of cases including wills and probate, private children proceedings, and divorce and finances.
Before moving to Leeds, I was a volunteer befriender at Age UK in my spare time. For this role, I was matched with an elderly individual who had been feeling particularly isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic. I supported them through a mixture of telephone calls and garden visits. Just having someone to talk to regularly helped them immensely and it was really lovely to see the impact that I had had on them.

At Legal Studio I assist consultants with a wide variety of cases, so every day is different! I create bundles for hearings and trials, draft letters, review documents, file applications on the Land Registry portal and undertake research. I interact with clients and other legal professionals daily, as well as assisting with the preparation of deeds, wills and lasting power of attorney. Legal Studio is such a friendly and supportive firm with a real sense of togetherness.  
In my spare time, I enjoy going to the theatre, travelling and visiting my hometown of Liverpool.

Specialist Areas of Interest

Commercial Litigation

Private Client

Personal Injury