Trade journal focuses on local lawyer

Lisa Haywood

Follett Stock’s Lisa Haywood has featured in an article in The Lawyer magazine about up and coming solicitors around the country.

The Lawyer describes Haywood, who is a member of the firm’s dispute resolution team, as a “textbook example of how someone can transform their own career with a bit of determination”.

Now aged 27, Haywood joined Follett Stock when in her teens, having dropped out of drama school. She qualified as a solicitor last year, after having achieved the second highest mark in her year in the Legal Practice Course, gaining the Tutors’ Prize for Achievement from UWE Bristol.

She said: “I cannot believe it. When I arrived in London for the interview my fellow interviewees were from internationally renowned firms such as Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Ashursts; Allen & Ovary; Lovells & Linklaters. To get this recognition coming from a relatively small practice in Cornwall is really exciting.”