Abigail specialises in social housing, employment, inquests, human rights, Court of Protection, business and property and personal injury litigation. Abigail completed pupillage under the supervision of James McHugh and Tom Tyson.
Abigail accepts instructions in all social housing matters. Abigail is regularly instructed to draft pleadings and to provide advice in landlord and tenant disputes. Abigail has secured numerous possession orders for landlords, resisting Equality Act 2010 and Human Rights Act 1998 defences, she has particular experience in the following matters:
- Allocation hearings
- Interim applications
- Housing disrepair trials
- Possession trials
- Anti-Social Behaviour
Abigail is keen to continue to develop her practice within employment litigation. Abigail regularly provides informal and formal advice on employment law matters, including advice on settlement. Abigail has experience within the following claims:
- Unfair dismissal
- Constructive dismissal
- Unlawful deduction of wages
- Equality Act 2010 claims
Inquests & Human Rights
Abigail is experienced in representing families within multi day inquests involving a jury, including investigations relating to Article 2 of the Human Rights Act 1998. Abigail has experience in inquests arising from deaths in custody and whilst the deceased was sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983.
Business & Property
Abigail has a diverse business and property practice and is keen to expand her practice within these areas. Abigail has experience within the following:
- Breach of contract
- Sale of goods claims/defences
- Registration of company charges
- Professional negligence
- Contentious probate
- Interim applications
- Easement disputes
Prior to commencing pupillage, Abigail worked as a paralegal, supporting in cases brought by individuals who had suffered catastrophic injuries. Abigail is now developing her practice within Small Claims and Fast Track trials. Abigail accepts instructions to act on behalf of Claimants and Defendants, in addition to preparing pleadings and advices.
- BPP University, BPTC (Very Competent)
- The University of Manchester, Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (First Class Honours)
- The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, Sir Robert Micklethwait Major Scholarship (2018)
- BPP University, Advocacy Scholarship (2018)
- The University of Manchester, Year Prize in Family Law (2018)
- Government Legal Department Junior Junior Scheme
- Newcastle Junior Lawyers Division Representative
- The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
Abigail has contributed to the Housing Law Weekly during pupillage. Prior to commencing pupillage at Trinity Chambers, Abigail worked as a paralegal at a law firm ranked within both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Within her role, she assisted with catastrophic injury litigation. Abigail previously gained experience working as a court agent for a national advocacy services provider in disciplinary hearings at the General Medical Council. For more information follow Abigail on LinkedIn.