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Prior to starting her traineeship with Thompsons, Noreen previously worked as an administrator in the NHS and is a former civil servant. At the start of the pandemic, she was assigned to the Test and Protect Service, tasked with responding to the emerging public health crisis, and supporting vulnerable clients and their families to take essential measures to protect themselves and their communities. Within these roles, Noreen has developed strong communication and customer service skills, all of which she believes are essential to understanding the needs and challenges of clients.
Noreen obtained her LLB and Diploma on a part-time basis whilst also working for the NHS. During her studies, Noreen sought to build upon her legal experience by volunteering in various organisations, including Victim Support Scotland Witness Service, in which she was privileged to support victims/witnesses through their day of giving evidence at the Glasgow Domestic Abuse Court.
As a passionate social justice campaigner Noreen is able to recognise and call out injustice and advocate for those who cannot. Noreen is acutely aware of the challenges associated with insufficient civil legal aid funding, whilst trying to fill the void of unmet legal need. Marginalised groups will be particularly impacted in their ability to challenge state decisions. Working with the Redress Team, who play a pivotal and dedicated role in obtaining justice for their clients will be all the more motivating.
Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, University of Glasgow, 2020
LLB Law, University of Strathclyde, 2017
Law Society of Scotland
Scottish Young Lawyers Association (SYLA)