Trainee Solicitor, Civil Liberties
Eliza is part of the Hudgell Solicitors team handling cases in which the actions of the police or state bodies are brought into question, covering cases such as wrongful arrest, unlawful detention, police assault and false imprisonment. Eliza also has experience of assisting with representation of families at inquests into the deaths of loved ones.
I think a key skill in our job is to be able listen and empathise with clients and the situation they are in, appreciating that they are probably turning to us at a hard time in their lives. I always seek to deal with queries in a friendly and approachable manner, understanding that each case is individual and that each will need an individual response. Having joined the firm after completing my Law degree I was given the chance to gain knowledge and understanding of different areas of the firm as a Legal Assistant. Joining the Civil Liberties Department has given me the opportunity to assist my senior colleagues on their cases. This has given me invaluable experience.
I have been able to assist our team in representing the family of former Welsh Cabinet Secretary Carl Sargeant at inquest. I attended the along with my senior colleagues and Counsel enabling me to gain first-hand experience at a high-profile case and one of national significance.
Career, qualifications and memberships
- LLB Law
- Legal Practice Course with BPP University.