Paula Holroyd General Information Before being called to the Bar in July 2008 and starting her practice as a Barrister she worked extensively within Property Law. Paula then had a very successful career as Head of Securities within Santander UK heading up a team of 40 staff covering various projects and advising on legal issues in relation to the bank’s security. This role involved extensive legal research and document drafting on behalf of the bank and advising in relation to security issues and risks. Paula prides herself on her friendly and pragmatic approach to litigation, She does her best to make herself available to discuss any problems and issues with her Instructing Solicitor on the phone and is happy to give telephone advice where appropriate. Often complimented on her ability to make clients feel at ease with her and the legal situation and will seek to obtain the best settlement possible. Paula has a keen eye for detail. Paula is happy to attend Court for either Claimant or Defendant matters at all levels ranging from Infant Settlement Approvals, CMC’s, Small Claim’s, Applications, Stage 3 hearings and all level of Fast Track and Multi-Track trials. Paula is also Public Access Qualified. Areas of expertise: Personal Injury Credit Hire Consumer Credit Negligence Financial Services Regulatory Torts Highways Act MOJ Stage 3 Hearings Infant Settlement Approval Hearings Wills and Trusts (including Will drafting) Contractual Disputes Road Traffic Claims Holiday Sickness Claims Package Holiday Claims Landlord & Tenant Law Property Law Costs Personal Injury including: MOJ, Disposal and Assessment of Damages (Claimant and Defendant) Infant settlement advice and hearings (Claimant and Defendant) Interlocutory Hearings Road Traffic including: Liability Credit Hire (Claimant and Defendant) Assessments of Damages Costs Assessments Interlocutory Hearings Commercial including: Contract/debt Bankruptcy Charging Orders Banking Debt Personal Side Paula has travelled extensively throughout her life. This has ranged from studying primates in South Africa and Nigeria, to working for a Humanitarian Aid Organisation in Afghanistan and negotiating and building strong relations with local commanders in order to gain access to remote areas to allow the build of medical field posts. Now settled in the UK she enjoys spending time walking her dogs and riding her horses in her spare time.