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Victoria Aked

Trainee Solicitor

Victoria has worked within the Family Department since February 2018.  Prior to this, Victoria completed a Seat in the Commercial Department dealing with the aspects of Company Law and Commercial Property transactions.

 During her Family Seat, Victoria has worked alongside Nameeta Gujral and assisted her on, amongst other matters, Divorce, Financial Remedy and Children Act proceedings. 

In addition to this she has attended several courses, of which she found the most insightful to be that covering ToLATA (Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act). This seemingly enigmatic legislation is fundamental to parties who purchase a property in one person’s sole name but with the intention of it being for the benefit of the couple.

Following the relationship’s breakdown, the parties often look to rescind agreements they made previously and this often places one person at a disadvantage to the other. Her day-to-day activities within the department include drafting Court Forms, Witness Statements and letters to other parties’ solicitors. Victoria enjoys attending client meetings and Conferences with barristers and is encouraged when she is able to contribute in some small way to the improving the lives of parties following a relationship/marriage breakdown or their involvement with their children.

Victoria has recently worked on a case involving a Foreign Marriage. For this matter she has attended the Central Family Court and been involved preparing for the Pre-Trial Review and the 4-day Final Hearing

What Vicky says:

Having read English and European Laws (LLB) at the University of Essex, completing a year of study at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, I went on to become a member of the Inner Temple and complete the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law, qualifying as a barrister in 2010. I am currently studying towards the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law and ultimately, hope to qualify as a solicitor with higher rights of audience. Prior to joining Martin Tolhurst Solicitors, I worked at a regional estate agents. 

When I am not working or studying, I enjoy adding to the ‘bucket list’ of places to visit around the world or curling up with a good crime thriller! 

If I were not a trainee lawyer, I would be...

A Forensic Pathologist.  I know it’s not as ‘glamourous’ as CSI makes it out to be but I think I would enjoy the methodical nature of the work and the satisfaction it brings.  Would I be cut out to be a Forensic Pathologist? Not sure really, I get quite scared just watching Midsomer Murders so I don’t think I could work alone in the mortuary, or in the dark, or with things that have the potential to go bump in the night!