Zeynep joined Bolt Burdon Kemp in November 2023 as a paralegal in the Brain Injury team working across the child brain injury team and adult brain injury team. She now assists Kate O’Brien in a variety of claims, regarding personal injury and clinical negligence. She’s particularly interested in helping vulnerable clients and changing their lives for the better. She is also driven by having a sense of moral purpose in her career and being an integral part of a client’s claim.
In 2020, Zeynep obtained an LLB from the University of Westminster. Whilst studying, she volunteered as an advisor at the university’s Student Law Clinic, providing pro-bono legal service to the public including employment, family, and housing matters. She later completed her Legal Practice Course at the University of Westminster in 2022, where she elected personal injury and clinical negligence. This has ignited her interest in practice and motivated her to pursue a career in it.
Before joining BBK, Zeynep worked as a mental health and criminal law paralegal assisting fee earners whilst managing her own caseload on high-profile complex cases. Here, she maintained one-to-one relationships with mental health patients, ensuring access to their legal rights and empowering them to reclaim their lives. Zeynep also challenged local authorities, advocating for the release of an unlawfully held client and successfully receiving compensation for the client. This role also involved attending police interviews and court hearings for sensitive matters and vulnerable clients. Through this experience, Zeynep has become skilled at building rapport quickly with vulnerable individuals and maintaining a professional demeanour in difficult situations.
Zeynep is also of dual nationality (British-Turkish) and speaks fluent Turkish.
Going forwards, Zeynep is aspiring to complete her training contract and become a qualified solicitor at BBK. She is also looking forward to helping both the injured and their families through her work and by closely working with the brain injury charities.