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Chay joined Birketts in September 2020 as a Trainee Solicitor. Chay is currently in her final seat in the Property Litigation Team in our Chelmsford office. As part of her final seat, Chay partook in a split seat spending the first three months in our Commercial Property Team. During her time in the Commercial Property Team, Chay assisted with a range of services for housebuilders, developers and investors, including commercial property acquisitions and disposals, secured lending and leases.
Previously, Chay also spent her third seat in the Property Litigation Team in the Chelmsford office. Throughout her third seat, Chay assisted in a broad range of contentious issues from disputes between commercial landlords and tenants to residential and commercial possessions, as well as lease renewals, break clauses matters, boundary disputes and a wide range of freehold land issues.
Chay spent her second seat in the Private Client Advisory Team based in our Ipswich office assisting the team on a range of matters including drafting Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, estate planning and administration of estates. Chay’s first seat was in our Public Sector Team in the Chelmsford office. In her first seat she was involved in assisting local authority clients with freedom of information requests, data protection issues, state aid and public procurement as well as drafting Public Sector contracts. Chay also assisted on delivering GDPR and equality presentations to clients.
Prior to joining Birketts, Chay graduated from the University of Southampton with a 2:1 in Law. After university Chay completed her Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Guildford. Chay went on to achieve a distinction and completed electives in Employment, Family and Private Client Law.
Since the age of twelve Chay has competed within athletics, as a 400m hurdler, competing at county, regional and national level. In her free time Chay enjoys socialising with friends and family and travelling to new places.