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Paralegal – Childcare Department

Natasha Trout

Natasha joined the firm in 2007 and has worked her way up until, in 2017, she qualified as a paralegal, working in the Childcare Department at the Southampton (Bitterne) office.

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • Level 3 Paralegal Practice Fellow Membership 2017 – Institute of Paralegals


Experience and Expertise

  • Over 13 years’ experience in law, with 10 years working in the Childcare Department dealing with Public Law proceedings
  • Advising clients in relation to the Public Law outline procedure
  • Attending Public Law outline meetings, review meetings and final care plan meetings with clients and other legal professionals
  • Instructing and attending counsel at court hearings, advocates meetings, and conferences
  • Dealing with legal help and legal aid applications
  • Arranging drug and alcohol testing, where required
  • Liaising with experts, and instructing them to prepare reports in care proceedings
  • Preparing court applications
  • Preparing briefs for counsel