I am a Solicitor in the Public Law & Human Rights team, specialising in inquests, actions against the police, Court of Protection, and civil liberties. I joined Irwin Mitchell as a solicitor in 2023. I qualified in April 2020 and studied Law LLB at UCL.
I act for families who have lost loved ones who died when they were detained in state custody, including prisons and secure mental health units. I also act for families who have lost loved ones who were vulnerable, and who died whilst in the community receiving care from social services, mental health services, and/or probation services. I also advise and represent families in relation to claims under the Human Right Act following a death in such circumstances.
I act for individuals in actions against the police and public authorities in claims under the Human Rights Act, for negligence, and/or for false imprisonment. This includes claims against public authorities for unlawful deprivation of liberty and/or failures by public authorities in protecting or caring for vulnerable children and adults.
Court of Protection
I represent vulnerable adults in the Court of Protection in s16 and s21A Mental Capacity Act proceedings.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
Everyone is incredibly friendly, welcoming, and willing to help. There is a real sense of community, with everyone working towards the common purpose of achieving positive outcomes for our clients. It’s also great to have so many senior colleagues in the team to look up to and learn from.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Helping families and individuals who may not always have been listened to, achieve positive outcomes, including a sense of vindication and justice. In the work we do, you have to work very closely with your clients, gaining their trust so that they feel comfortable opening up to you about very personal, often painful, parts of their lives. The feeling you get when you know you’ve built that relationship of trust and confidence is so rewarding. It’s also great to hear from old clients and families after a case has concluded, and to see them be able to close a chapter on a really difficult part of their life, knowing you helped with that in some small way.
What inspired you to get into law?
Probably the books I read. When I was choosing which degree to study at university, I was reading ‘Eve was Framed’ by Helena Kennedy KC. This inspired me to learn more about the law, and particularly how it can work for vulnerable and marginalised people in society, when used and accessed properly. It was important to me to have a career in which I could help people in some small way, and I saw law as a way to empower individuals to assert their rights and access justice.
What do you do away from the office?
I love exploring London, finding new restaurants to eat at and plays to see. I also try to run a half-marathon once a year, and enjoy practising yoga.