Meet Abby Munday: Litigation Paralegal & LPC Student at Gilbert Stephens Solicitors

6th December 2021

We are keen to support our staff in their continued professional development and are delighted that Abby Munday is currently studying for her LPC alongside the MSc Business Masters. Abby is studying part-time at weekends with the University of Law, Exeter. The qualification will take 2 years to complete whilst Abby continues working with us at Gilbert Stephens as a Litigation Paralegal, and so building on her hands on experience at the same time.  Abby said:

“I love working in litigation because it covers such a broad area of the law. One day I will be working on a Personal Injury case then the next I could be working on a Contentious Probate case. Everyone in my department has allowed me to develop my skills and knowledge by allowing me to sit in on meetings, read through large case files and explain complex matters to me in great detail. I am enjoying my role as a Paralegal because it is giving me good understanding of what would be expected of me once I qualify.”

It takes a lot of dedication and hard work to take this educational journey and it is a testament to Abby ‘s personality that she is not only able to balance this alongside her day job but also continue with the social side of life, including hiking and learning to surf.  Abby’s biggest inspiration comes from Michelle Obama, someone who I think we’d all agree is an extremely talented, hardworking woman who has achieved great things and is a brilliant role model for women everywhere.  Abby said:

“My biggest inspiration has to be Michelle Obama. She is one of the biggest female leaders and started out in law  I hope to qualify as a Solicitor in the Southwest, though I haven’t decided what specific area of law I want to go down, I feel that it will be down the litigation route”.

We are very proud of Abby here at Gilbert Stephens Solicitors as she embarks on this next step in her career journey. We wish her the best of luck with everything and are grateful to have her on our team!