Mollie Wood

mollie.wood@legalstudio.co.uk

Trainee Solicitor

I graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2017 with First Class Honours in Law and I was awarded a place on the Dean's List of Excellence for exceptional performance.  I have recently completed my postgraduate studies at BPP University in Leeds where I obtained a Distinction in the Legal Practice Course incorporating a Masters in Law. 

During my time at University I was able to take part in various work experience opportunities, including Pro Bono work at BPP where I was a Legal Advisor, interviewing clients and providing advice on different areas of law such as property and family.  

I first took an interest in law during my A Level studies where I undertook independent research into high profile criminal cases, leading me to study law at University.  I chose to pursue a career in law as I enjoy both the research element and the client-facing role it involves.  

I started my practical experience in 2017, working as a Legal Assistant.  I joined Legal Studio in 2018 and having worked as a Paralegal at the firm for a year, I was delighted to be offered a training contract to enable my progress and development at Legal Studio.  The firm is highly proactive in wanting to develop their employees.  There is always support available if needed as there is a great team atmosphere and I feel like I am constantly learning.  

I currently work within the Commercial Litigation Department, my day to day role involves reacting to contractual issues and advising on non-performance and breach of contract.  

In my spare time I enjoy taking long countryside walks with my dog, Stanley.  I also enjoy reading and you will probably catch me with a book on a lunchtime!

 

Specialist Areas of Interest

Commercial Litigation

Contractual Disputes

Debt Recovery

Wills, Trusts & Probate

Mollie Wood Client Testimonials

“Mollie and Ian, I would just like to thank you for all your help with this matter, it was much appreciated.”
Commercial Client

Mollie's Latest Blogs

It is 16 September 2019, and my email signature has changed… it is official I am a Trainee Solicitor at Legal Studio!

My training at the firm has encompassed Property, Commercial Litigation, Private Client and Personal Injury. Unlike a traditional training contract, I work in these different areas at the same time rather than taking seats. Therefore, I ensure that I organise my week depending on what work is taking priority or if there is a crucial deadline. I do enjoy working this way as it means that my working week is never the same and I am able to see matters through to the very end whereas if I was only working in a specific department for 6 months, it is unlikely I would get to see the end result (especially on more complex litigation cases) which is often highly rewarding for both you and the client.  

Over the year I have attended hearings on behalf of clients, managed my own files, taken over the firm’s social media pages and attended networking events on behalf of the firm. I have been given great responsibility which has enabled me to grow in confidence both as a person and lawyer. One of my trainee highlights is winning my first application hearing that I attended on my own with client which I never have thought would have been achievable by me a year ago.  I am still eager to continue learning and I am very excited to see what the future holds post qualification!

If you are due to start your training contract or are in the process of applying, the best advice I can give is to take every opportunity that comes your way as there is always something to learn from and do not be afraid to ask for help when you need it, it will benefit you in the long run!
 
2020 23 16
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There is always great positivity surrounding International Women’s Day. It happened yesterday (Sunday 8 March 2020) but throughout March it is difficult to scroll through various Social Media sites without coming across a motivational, supportive post about female empowerment which has always been something close to my heart. This got me thinking about what International Women’s Day means to me and led me to reflect on what I have achieved so far, with the support of my colleagues here at Legal Studio, my family and my friends.

I joined Legal Studio as a Paralegal in September 2018 and was delighted to accept a training contract in the Summer of 2019. From the outset, Legal Studio always had an interest in my ultimate goals and were keen to encourage me to achieve these. As most of us will know, 1920 was the year that women were first able to practice law. Therefore, I feel incredibly grateful to be carrying out my training this year in particular at a firm which actively promotes you to be the best you can be.

I feel proud to work alongside such strong, supportive women each day and the dynamic in the office is unmatched. There is no hierarchy system and I very much believe that everyone is treated equal here. If I have an idea, I am listened to and if I want to do something which I feel will benefit the firm then Legal Studio will help me and see it through. For example, I have recently been appointed Social Media exec which is a new challenge I am finding both exciting and rewarding! 

In this area of work, it is refreshing to work at a firm where your fellow colleagues have time for you and will go out of their way to make time to actually know you. Working in an environment which recognises your ambition and where you feel respected by what you do, not who you are, is what International Women’s Day means to me.
2020 46 09
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