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Legal Support Service

The Legal Support Service is similar to an information department or paralegal team in a solicitors’ firm.

We provide research support to Matrix’s members – whether by finding legal information (cases, legislation, articles, reports etc), producing bundles of authorities for court, or carrying out more substantial research. We also collate daily current awareness bulletins, covering Matrix’s major areas of practice, manage Matrix’s intranet and extranets and administer the freelance research panel.

The Legal Support Service produce summaries of cases that Matrix members are involved in, which you can find on the Matrix Judgments & Commentary page.

Rachel Bale, Legal Support Officer
Contact:
RachelBale@matrixlaw.co.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7404 3447

Rachel has come to Matrix after completing the BPTC in July 2018. Whilst there, she advised and represented clients with housing issues at County Court level. She has also volunteered for the Free Representation Unit, drafting legal submissions for her clients’ social security appeals. She has previously worked as a Research Assistant, whilst studying for her LLB in English and French Law at the University of Kent, and spent a month in Togo volunteering for a women and children’s human rights organisation.

Sophie Gibson, Legal Support Assistant
Contact:
SophieGibson@matrixlaw.co.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7404 3447

Sophie joined Matrix in September 2020 after completing the BA Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Civil Law degrees at the University of Oxford. She volunteered as a Student Ambassador throughout her time at Oxford, working with young people from under-represented backgrounds to encourage, motivate and inspire them to continue and complete their studies successfully. She has previously worked for the University as a Law Undergraduate Admissions Tutor and as a Property Law and Trusts Research Assistant to Professor Ben McFarlane. She has also volunteered at Citizens Advice and worked for a month in Cyprus, assisting a Senior Partner in a commercial law firm with his academic legal projects.