Trainee Eve finds the right environment at M&P

Posted on May 12, 2022

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Douglas law firm M&P Legal has recruited a well-travelled graduate who has begun a two year training period with the firm. Eve Aycock has signed an Advocate’s training contract with M&P Legal under the auspices of Director Damian Molyneux.

Eve has already spent some six years in legal studies. She graduated from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands with a degree in International and European Law which included a semester at the University of Western Australia, Perth. Eve then obtained a distinction in a Masters course at Edinburgh University on global environment and climate change law. She progressed to study her general diploma in law at BPP University in Cambridge and completed her professional studies with the legal practice course at the University of Liverpool.

Eve is a former pupil of King William’s College, Isle of Man. She has previously undertaken work experience in various law firms and is published on topics involving environmental law including in local media, the Perth International Law Journal of Australia and in an analysis of the plight of birds of paradise which was published in Britain’s best-selling bird magazine. In 2017 Eve did work experience as a junior researcher for the BBC Natural History Unit on Springwatch. Eve also enjoys water sports and is in the Isle of Man women’s cricket squad.

A trainee advocate spends two years training under an experienced principal and during that time also takes stringent Manx bar exams. Eve, who has picked up conversational Dutch, German, French and Spanish on her travels, stated that she was very happy to be training in the Isle of Man given her propensity for environmental law. She said: “In some ways the Isle of Man is a microcosm of the United Kingdom but, with less red tape and more direct access to decision-makers, there is potential to move quicker here. The fact that the Island is a UNESCO biosphere gives us a real platform to implement environmental policies. I am really interested in the rapidly developing legal framework for environmental issues and I feel that the Isle of Man will need environmental law advocates as this issue increasingly becomes the biggest concern in our daily lives.”

Her principal Damian Molyneux stated that he was pleased the firm had recruited someone with Eve’s potential and was looking forward to guiding her over the training period. Damian commented: “Eve is a great addition to our already excellent legal team. She brings expertise gained from her legal studies in particular her Masters in environmental law that I feel sure will be deployed in practice. The firm already has an environmental law unit and we try to take an agile approach to the changing legal needs of society.”

M&P Legal has been in practice for over 35 years and is known for its expertise and experience in key legal areas including employment, litigation and insolvency law.

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