Michael CostelloeChartered Legal Executive
I am a qualified Chartered Legal Executive and I currently work in the Court of Protection team at EMG Solicitors.
Having graduated with a LLB (BVC Exempting) Degree from Northumbria University in 2011 I secured employment as a Paralegal within a crime and prison law firm based in Newcastle. In this role I represented a number of clients in criminal matters before both the Magistrates and Crown Court where I dealt with a wide range of criminal offences. I also advised and regularly advocated on behalf of prisoners facing disciplinary proceedings before District Judges. This employment allowed me to develop effective professional relationships with some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in society.
After 3 years, I moved into civil litigation where I represented claimants in industrial deafness and credit hire matters. These are complex areas of law and as such required me, through my client care and communication skills, to explain and guide my clients through the litigation process to conclusion.
I joined EMG Solicitors in September 2017. Working in the Court of Protection team I am responsible for the day to day management of client files. This affords me the opportunity to engage fully with my clients, their relatives and others interested in their wellbeing to build strong, working relationships which enable me to advise and make decisions with my client’s best interests in mind.