Mollie Wood

mollie.wood@legalstudio.co.uk

Paralegal

 

I obtained a 1st Class degree from University of Huddersfield in 2017 and was on the Dean’s list of excellence for exceptional performance. I am currently studying towards my LPC incorporating a Masters in Law at BPP Law School in Leeds, I study this part time and I am in my second year, due to complete in summer 2019. My chosen electives for the LPC are Advanced Commercial Property, Advanced Commercial Litigation and Commercial Law and Intellectual Property. I have studied an additional module of Negotiation and Case Analysis as part of my masters qualification.

I first took an interest in law during my A Level studies where I researched into high profile criminal cases, as a result, I then chose to study law at university where my interest grew. I decided to pursue a career in law as I enjoy both the research element and client-facing role it involves. I thoroughly enjoying working within the property litigation department at Legal Studio as I am directly applying what I have learnt in law school to my day to day work.

Throughout University I undertook work experience and prior to working at Legal Studio, I worked at Plexus Law for 15 months in the motor department handling personal injury litigated files. I have also taken part in pro bono work at BPP where I was a legal adviser, interviewing clients and providing advice on different areas such as property and family law.

After working at a law firm for over a year I knew that I wanted to take on more responsibility. My role at Legal Studio provides this as I am responsible for the day to day running of a number of property files. I also wanted to ensure that my new role was a role in which I could develop my career in law, I believe that I am able to do this at Legal Studio as the team are highly proactive in wanting to develop their employees. There is always support available if needed as there is a great team atmosphere within the practice and I feel like I’m constantly learning.

My time outside of work is spent on long countryside walks and spending time with my dog, Stanley. I have a huge interest in travel whilst my focus in the next year is to visit more European cities, I have recently visited Sri Lanka where I explored the local villages and visited an elephant orphanage.

 

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