Beatrice joined the Birketts property department as a Paralegal in June 2023. Beatrice is part of the Social Housing Team, dealing with a wide variety of their contentious matters, including:
- Defence of housing disrepair claims and claims brought under the Environmental Protection Act
- Assistance of possession and forfeiture claims for ASB, tenancy fraud and other forms of breach of covenant
- Supporting social landlords with Anti-Social Behaviour and access injunctions
- Supporting social landlords in the recovery of rent and service change arrears
Beatrice joined Birketts immediately after completing her History degree at the University of Exeter. Alongside her role as a paralegal, Beatrice is studying for the PGDL with BPP Law School, before she commences the SQE. Prior to joining Birketts, Beatrice had experience working across several practice areas within local firms, and as a judicial law clerk with a criminal practice in Exeter. The broad nature of these roles gave her invaluable experience of building valuable client relationships and dealing with complex tasks and cases.