Brea is a trainee solicitor currently undertaking her third seat in the personal injury department. She is supervised by Kate Sweeney.
Brea's first seat was in the regulatory department where she specialised in regulatory defence, professional discipline and road traffic offences. She then moved to the commercial property department where she completed her second seat.
Brea commenced her career at Stephensons in September 2015, shortly after graduating from the University of Leeds with an upper second class honours law degree in July 2015. Brea undertook two weeks of work experience in the housing department before securing a role as a graduate paralegal in the same team. Brea then transferred to the regulatory department in October 2016, commencing her training contract in 2018.
Whilst in her graduate paralegal role, Brea studied her legal practice course part-time at the University of Central Lancashire which she completed in May 2018, achieving a distinction and a masters in law.
Brea assisted the partners and solicitors within the regulatory department specialising in numerous areas including: professional discipline; enforcement action by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted); road transport regulation and operator licensing; road traffic offences; customs and excise; firearms licensing; health and safety investigations; trading standards investigations and prosecutions; and data protection and litigation.
In her second seat, Brea assisted the partners and solicitors in the commercial property department in representing landlords and tenants in respect of commercial leases; dealing with the sale of plots on new build residential developments on behalf of developers; and assisting with various types of commercial property transactions, including sales and purchases.
Brea is now assisting partners and fee earners within the personal injury department with various types of compensation claims on behalf of claimants, including road accident claims, accident at work claims, industrial disease claims and holiday accident claims.
Brea will move into her final seat in March 2020 and is due to qualify as a solicitor in September 2020.