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Lauren McCarthy


Currently, I work as a paralegal in the Business Team at Birkett Long. I will be commencing my training contract with the firm in September 2024. In this capacity, I aim to acquire valuable skills, focusing on enhancing my proficiency in transactional and contentious matters.

As a paralegal, my responsibilities include drafting and reviewing documentation and liaising with clients, courts and professional bodies.

Clients choose me for my fresh perspectives and enthusiasm, recognising the value I bring to their legal matters. I prioritise building solid connections based on trust and transparency, understanding that open communication is essential in navigating the complexities of the legal landscape. 

My client-centred approach ensures that clients' individual needs are acknowledged and prioritised. I believe in fostering a collaborative relationship and making clients an integral part of the process. This ensures that clients feel valued and engaged throughout the legal journey.

I first studied law when completing my A levels at Seevic College. I fell in love with the subject and wanted to develop my interests further. During this time, I shadowed a solicitor at a Law Clinic and a criminal barrister. I decided to pursue a career with a degree in law at the University of East Anglia, and I recently completed the LPC LLM at the University of Law in Moorgate. 

The continuous learning involved in keeping up with legal developments excites me, and I appreciate the problem-solving nature of the profession. Strong critical thinking skills, effective communication, and a commitment to ethical considerations make law a rewarding career for me.

In my personal time, I am an avid dancer, having danced since the age of three. I have performed on the West End in Billy Elliot the Musical and in West End Live in Trafalgar Square. When I am not dancing, I am often at the gym or enjoying ski holidays with my family