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Nicole J. Leahy

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Nicole Leahy joined K&L Gates at the beginning of 2016. She is an experienced paralegal having worked in the industry for over six years, primarily within litigation and arbitration, personal injury and employment law. Ms. Leahy’s experience includes bundle preparation for sizable arbitrations and investigations, reviewing and considering documents in preparation for document disclosure, liaising with clients, experts and witnesses and drafting witness statements thereafter, assisting Counsel at court and arbitration, maintaining correspondence files, and conducting legal research. She is also familiar with drafting legal documentation such as witness statements, schedules of loss, particulars of claim, court orders and affidavits. In addition, Ms. Leahy has also participated in pro-bono and voluntary projects in the UK and Dubai.

Professional Background

Ms. Leahy studied psychology before starting her legal studies at the College of Law in 2009, when she also began working as a legal assistant for an employment law firm in Kent, UK. In 2010, Ms. Leahy moved to London and began working as a paralegal, where she assisted with asbestos-related industrial disease claims. In August 2011, Ms. Leahy began working with a in London law firm, supporting the Personal Injury and Medical Negligence Department by assisting with personal injury, medical negligence and industrial disease claims. She stayed in this role for close to two and a half years before relocating to Dubai in December 2013. She worked in-house for a short period of time with a leading international construction consultant before commencing her employment with a global law firm in May 2014, where she supported the Litigation and Regulatory Department. She is currently studying the Legal Practice Course with an expected completion date in January 2017.