ABIGAIL BROOKS (Crime)
Abigail graduated from Newcastle University in 2023 with a Bachelor of Laws with Placement Year Degree, having spent a year working as a Finance Paralegal at Clifford Chance LLP.
Despite working previously in Finance, Abigail has always been interested in pursuing a career in Criminal Law and, as such, tailored her degree to include modules such as: Evidence Law, Forensic Criminology, Anti-Terrorism/Terrorism Law and Medical Law (and its implications on Criminal cases), to name a few. Abigail additionally focused her undergraduate dissertation on the need to reform the offence of Child Destruction, in relation to third party violence inflicted onto those who are pregnant.
Abigail furthered her interest in Criminal Law through undertaking numerous mini-pupillages in Crime and has extensive Mooting and Advocacy experience, dealing with fictitious Criminal matters.
Having joined Russell & Russell Solicitors as a Criminal Defence Paralegal, where she now works at our Head Office in Bolton, Abigail deals with all manner of Criminal matters; including Police Station, Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court work. She is also currently in the process of completing her Police Station Accreditation and is working towards qualifying as a Solicitor via the SQE route.
Outside of work, Abigail enjoys spending time with family and friends.