Surabhi Somani

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Designation: Paralegal

Languages: English, Hindi

Practice Areas:

  • Professional Negligence
  • Fraud
  • Breach of Contract
  • Property Disrepair
  • Enforcement Orders

Career & Expertise


I volunteered at my university pro bono legal advice clinic as a student advisor for 3 years, where I gave clients legal advice in the form of letters under supervision and interviewed clients, and I managed to resolve a lot of the client’s problems.

I got promoted to firm manager of the clinic where I had to assign cases to students and oversee their work and act as a liaison between clinic director and students

I have worked in house in Habib bank in the compliance department where I designed a policy for vulnerable customers which the firm then implemented. I also gave my legal input on cases from time to time to the firm.

I have worked at a leading Fortune 500 company, Aditya Birla Group, as a legal intern where I learnt about shipping law and commercial trade. I assisted the firm in relation to various legal issues affecting the business and trade, I presented my findings to the head of department.

I have also worked at various local law firms in property, family, and corporate law.

I am currently studying for the SQE exams combined with an LLM at the University of Law.

Memberships


  • Member of Aspiring Solicitors

Education & Qualifications


  • University of Essex: LLB (First Class Honours)
  • University of Law: LLM In Legal Practice (SQE 1 & 2)

Awards


  • Semi-finalist in Commercial Awareness Competition, the largest British inter University Commercial Awareness Competition – there were in total 5 rounds (I had only 10 mins to answer 30 multiple choice questions on commercial awareness), I got to the 3rd round
  • Client Interviewing Competition – my team went to the regional round
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