I'm an associate in the Public Law team. I specialise in various aspects of health and social care law, in particular Court of Protection health and welfare law.
In the majority of my cases, I represent vulnerable adults in cases where life changing decisions are being made by the court. Such decisions include where a person should live, the care they should receive, and their contact with other people. More often than not, this involves deprivation of liberty.
What inspired you to get into law?
I come from a family of medics but I regrettably didn't inherit the cast iron stomach required for that. However, I knew that I wanted to help people in my career. I've been lucky enough to find my nook of the law where I can do that.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Being able to make positive change happen and leaving a vulnerable adult in a better and safer situation than they were before.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
At Irwin Mitchell, I feel part of something bigger than just the work that I do. Particularly in the public law team, it feels like Irwin Mitchell is a force for the championing of people’s rights, particularly the most vulnerable.
What do you do away from the office?
In my spare time, I have renovated, repaired and rebuilt large parts of my house over the last 6 years. I say 'I have' but it's been a joint effort. I enjoy baking and crafting.