Zoe McGovern

Trainee Solicitor


Zoe is a Trainee Solicitor in the Banking & Finance team.

Prior to starting her training contract at Ashfords LLP in 2021, Zoe was a paralegal at Ashfords in the Property Litigation department for three years. Zoe helped to assist the Property Litigation team with a range of contentious matters. This included advising councils with housing disrepair matters, possession matters, injunctions and debt claims.

Zoe was also able to assist on a range of private client matters including, but not limited to, cohabitation disputes, boundary disputes, removal of charges on properties and assisted in some areas of negligence.

Zoe joined Ashfords in 2018 following completion of her law degree at Plymouth University, in which she obtained a first class degree. Zoe completed the LPC and Masters in 2021 part-time whilst working as a paralegal and started her training contract in September 2021.

Relevant experience

  • Local Authority: Assisting with defending claims for housing disrepair and statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
  • Private Individual: Assisting with a complex cohabitation dispute.
  • Private Individual: Assisting with the removal of a historic charge from a property.