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Abigail Martland

Chartered Legal Executive


After the completion of her degree, Abigail joined the employment and discrimination team at Stephensons in August 2018 as a graduate paralegal.

Abigail secured the role of case manager in September 2021 and has since graduated as a Fellow of CILEx (Chartered Legal Executive) in November 2022, following the successful completion of an apprenticeship with the firm.

Abigail is frequently instructed in both civil and employment discrimination claims, brought on behalf of claimants and defendants, pursuant to the Equality Act 2010.

Areas of specialism

  • Advising both claimants and defendants on their obligations under the Equality Act 2010

  • Assisting with bringing claims under the Equality Act 2010 for claimants

  • Assisting with defending claims under the Equality Act 2010 for defendants (with specialist knowledge in representing and advising small businesses and in nursery/childcare settings)

  • Representing clients in engaging in mediation/settlement discussions in both the County Court and Employment Tribunal

  • Engaging in pre-action correspondence and negotiations for both claimants and defendants

  • Dealing with both civil and employment litigation and dispute resolution

What clients say

"Exceptional legal expertise tailored to my neurodiversity. Supportive, professional guidance through every aspect of my case."

"I am writing to express my sincerest gratitude and appreciation… When I first contacted Stephensons and spoke to Abigail, I knew I was in ‘safe hands’. I was particularly impressed by their awareness of my neurodiversity and how they went above and beyond to ensure that I felt comfortable, listened to and understood throughout the process… I could speak openly and honestly without fear of being judged or ridiculed, especially when I was frustrated and was unable to explain myself.

Understanding the complexity of multiple neurodiversity is challenging for most healthcare professionals. However, both ladies (Abigail Martland and Heather Lynch) demonstrated an extraordinary amount of empathy and patience, which should be acknowledged by way of commendation. Moving through the amount of data provided, Abigail and Heather demonstrated terrific attention to detail, fantastic knowledge of the law and a deep dedication to understanding the case."

"Without yours and Stephensons' guidance and support in this matter, I don’t believe I would had have this outcome and appreciate all the work you did for me."

"I cannot thank Abigail at enough, highly recommended. Friendly, compassionate and caring."

"Stephensons solicitors have been professional and helpful throughout the issue I had they guided me through the whole process kept me informed at all times big thank you. Also a very big thank you to Abigail she was my main point of contact she was very helpful and empathetic with me and my case. All the best"

"I used Stephensons solicitors on a privately paid and legal aid basis for a discrimination case against my previous employer. I found Maria and Abigail exceptionally good in their approach to my case. They were both so friendly and took all the pressure off, helping to bring my case to a successful outcome. It can be a bit intimidating contacting a lawyer, this was like talking to your best friends except that they really know their stuff!"

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