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Joe Hyland

Joe Hyland

Specialisms

I am currently a Paralegal and assist Solicitors with document drafting, case management orders and legal research. I also write and manage the Firm’s external communications, (with drawings by resident cartoonist, Emma Brown) which are sent out via email, blog and social media. In my role I have also become the Court Fee remission specialist and help clients get their Court Fees reduced, reimbursed or removed.

 Career

I have been with the Firm fulltime since June 2014. Prior to this I have worked here on numerous occasions covering holidays. I even spent one summer digitalising the Firm’s archives, a process that involved removing a lot of stables and even more scanning! I am currently doing a law degree part time and aim to become the first person in the Firm’s history to successfully train to become a Solicitor whilst working at the firm.

Education

I am from the area and did my GCSEs at Casterton College and A Levels at Bourne Grammar School. From there I went to study Geography at the University of the West of England in Bristol and achieved a 2.1 in my degree, annoyingly I was one percent off a First Class Honours. During my third year I took an elective in Environmental Law and this sparked my interest about working in Law upon graduation. I am currently studying towards a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at De Montfort University and aim to take my LPC there upon completion of the GDL.

Outside Activities

Away from work I enjoy film, music, walking, food – especially cheese – and sport. I support Crystal Palace Football Club and regularly attend games.
I also have two young children and, like most parents, enjoy spending most of my free time playing with and looking after them. When I’m child free you will most likely find me in the pub with an ale, or, on the sofa watching films.