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Heather Stratton

Heather undertook her law degree at the University of Ulster on a part time basis whilst working in Thompsons Solicitors as a legal secretary, where she has been employed since 1993.  She graduated in 2008 and immediately took up a place at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at The Queen’s University of Belfast, where she passed the Certificate of Professional Legal Studies with Credit.  She was apprenticed to Mark Jackson and admitted as a Solicitor in 2010.

Heather gained considerable experience in various areas of law during her time as a legal secretary, and as a result, is well placed to advise on a wide variety of matters now that she is able to put that experience into practise as a qualified solicitor.

Heather has expertise in various areas of general practice. She deals with conveyancing as well as with litigation matters including personal injury claims, from road traffic accident claims to accident at work claims to medical negligence claims.

She also deals with contentious and non contentious employment law matters for both employers and employees.  She also acts for businesses in debt recovery matters.

She undertakes some criminal law work, representing clients in the Magistrates’ Court, and also deals with the defence of fisheries prosecutions and other regulatory investigations on behalf of fishermen.

Heather also deals with the preparation of Wills and some probate matters.