Name: Zobia Farooq
Location: Greater Manchester
Qualifications/Degrees/Professional Status: LLB Hons Law degree 2:1, Postgraduate in Legal Practice & ACLT Costs Lawyer training programme
Costs Drafting History: Zobia started her career in Costs in January 2019 after being given the opportunity by one of the UK’s leading costs consultancies in Manchester. She ha experience in a range of cases such as Travel claims, Industrial Disease, Court of Protection and Clinical Negligence claims with a value of up to £100k. After 2 years of working in the costs field, she really enjoyed the work and exposure to varied cases and she was confident that she wanted to pursue a career in Costs. In order to enhance her skills and knowledge she undertook the ACL Costs Lawyers Course in January 2021 and is due to qualify in January 2022.
Claim to Fame: When she was 2 years-old Zobia ended up having her photograph in the newspaper following her rescue by the fire brigade, after she had inadvertently locked herself into the bathroom! Her mum cut the article out of the paper and stuck it in the photo album!
Profile: Outside of work Zobia likes to stay active and enjoys attending group PT sessions at the gym. When she’s not in the gym you will find her socialising with friends and family usually brunching over some good food! She also regularly babysits for her 3 young nephews, they always have lots of fun but she does admit the best part is handing them back to their parents (peace at last)!