Rebecca Graduated from the University of Liverpool with a first-class law degree in July 2018. Following Graduation Rebecca joined BLJ as a paralegal in the family department whilst at the same time completing the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Chester which she is due to complete in June 2020.
As a family law paralegal, Rebecca is usually the first person to provide general advice to family clients in our Runcorn office. Rebecca sees clients in relation to divorce and matrimonial finances, private children matters, pre-proceedings/care matters and domestic violence. Rebecca enjoys working in family law as it makes her feel like she is truly making a difference to people’s lives during some of their most difficult and emotional times.
Prior to Joining BLJ Rebecca had plenty of pro-bono experience working on family law cases. During her final year as an undergrad Rebecca worked in the University’s Law Clinic assisting many litigants in person who were trying to navigate the Family Court process without a solicitor. Rebecca would attend the Family Court at Liverpool and act as a McKenzie friend for any Litigants in person who were there for their first hearings, attending the hearing alongside them and then providing them with free legal advice afterwards.
Rebecca also worked as a Welfare Benefit advisor in the Citizens Advice Bureau for a while, so has a good understanding of Welfare Rights and achieved the highest grade in her cohort during my Welfare Rights and Access to Justice module.
In her spare time, apart from studying for her LPC, Rebecca usually spends time with friends and family and most importantly her dog.