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Joe Hyland

Joe Hyland

Summary

I am currently a trainee solicitor and mainly assist solicitors on a whole host of matters. I have also started seeing my own clients and have acted on employment and county court matters.
I also write and manage the Firm’s award-winning external communications, (with drawings by resident cartoonist, Emma Brown) which are sent out via email, blog and social media.

 Career

I have been with the Firm fulltime since June 2014, starting as a Paralegal before becoming a Trainee Solicitor. 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.

Whilst at PJH Law I have assisted on two High Court matters, one of which went to the Court of Appeal, and numerous Tribunals. Until the successful Unison challenge I was the Firm’s fee remission specialist helping clients get their fees remitted and helping them access justice.

Previously I have worked for PJH Law on numerous occasions covering holidays. I even spent one summer digitalising the Firm’s archives, a process that involved removing a lot of staples and even more scanning!

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 just shy of 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 to become a fully qualified solicitor.

Outside Activities

Away from work I enjoy film, music, walking, food – especially cheese – and sport. I support Crystal Palace Football Club, for my sins, and regularly attend games both home and away.

I also have two young children and, like most parents, enjoy spending most of my free time with my partner and them. When I’m child free you will most likely find me in the pub or on the sofa.