Abbie Head

Trainee Solicitor
  • Experience

Abbie is a Trainee Solicitor currently in her fourth seat with our Employment Team, based in our London office. She handles a range of day-to-day employment issues including the management of performance, disciplinary and grievance procedures, advises on employers of record for international businesses, defends Tribunal claims, and provides corporate support to the Corporate Team.

Abbie volunteers by providing employment advice to the East Greenwich Legal Advice Centre monthly.

Previous seats

  • Corporate Team: In her third seat, Abbie collaborated with a team of eight corporate lawyers on mergers & acquisitions, group reorganizations, and general company law matters.
  • Property Litigation: During her second seat, Abbie managed various contentious issues for both private individuals and commercial clients, such as boundary disputes, residential disputes, trespass and breach of license issues, break clauses, and co-ownership disputes under TOLATA.
  • Charities Team: In her first seat, Abbie assisted with governance reviews, restructuring existing charities, and updating governance arrangements.

Prior experience

Before her role as a Trainee Solicitor, Abbie worked as a Paralegal in our Employment Team from March 2019 to September 2022. Her responsibilities included representing employers in cases of unfair dismissal, discrimination, equal pay, and wage claims. She also assisted employers in reviewing employment contracts and HR policies to ensure compliance with best practices and current legislation.

Additional experience

Abbie’s legal experience is complemented by work placements with City law firms during her degree, pro bono work at a Legal Advice Centre, and a legal internship with Group Legal Counsel at a yacht distribution company in London.

Abbie brings a diverse range of legal expertise and a strong commitment to providing exceptional legal services to her clients.

Abbie enjoys running and has completed two half marathons in 2023 (the Battersea half marathon and the London “Big Half” marathon).  Abbie has set up an internal Run Club to encourage colleagues to get outside and get fit while having the opportunity to socialise.  Abbie also enjoys travelling, particularly hot climates with natural beauty.

Abbie enjoys making new connections and attends many external, in-person and virtual, networking events.  Abbie is particularly passionate about internal networking and created the Birketts Paralegal Network during her time as a Paralegal.  

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