Trainees & Paralegals

Lucy Cooter - Trainee

Lucy graduated from Durham University in 2013 with a First Class BA (Hons) in Geography. She joined Richard Buxton as a paralegal in September 2014 and is currently studying the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at BPP University, Cambridge, having recently attained her Graduate Diploma in Law with Distinction.

Lucy assists on all aspects of the firm’s practice including environmental and planning judicial reviews, nuisance matters, and s.288 claims, and has experience assisting on cases at the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Sarah Knox-Brown - Trainee

Sarah graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2012 with an MA undergraduate degree in Politics. Following this she completed the Graduate Diploma in Law, and joined Richard Buxton in September 2015. Sarah is currently studying the Legal Practice Course and is looking forward to continuing her career with Richard Buxton.

Sarah has been involved in a wide variety of environmental and public legal work, including environmental and planning judicial reviews, Planning Inquiries, s288 claims and nuisance. Sarah has also assisted on cases in a variety of courts, including the High Court, Court of Appeal and County Courts.

Hannah Norman - Senior Paralegal

Hannah Norman

Hannah graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) in Geography. She joined Richard Buxton as a paralegal in September 2013, having spent 3 years at Ashton KCJ in Cambridge, where she had been working in the Private Client department, assisting in the preparation of wills and powers of attorney and in the administration of estates.

Since joining Richard Buxton, Hannah has assisted on a variety of environmental and planning judicial review cases, at the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court stages, including conservation matters, action involving specific planning applications and challenges to core strategies and local plans.

Kath Kusyn - Office Administrator

Kath Kusyn joined Richard Buxtons in February 2016 as an Administrator. Kath previously worked for Eversheds LLP as a Legal Secretary in the Real Estate department and also the Company Commercial department. Kath is also studying part time for a BSc (Hons) in Psychology with the Open University but very much enjoys working in the Public & Environmental area of Law. As well as Administration, Kath looks after the accounts and the day to day running of the office.