I am a solicitor with over 9 years’ experience specialising in both serious injury litigation and child abuse law. I am an APIL accredited Senior Litigator and a member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers.
I deal with cases involving traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, fatalities and complex orthopaedic injuries, including amputations. I also represent bereaved families who have lost family members in accidents.
I represent victims of child abuse in cases against both individual abusers and institutions including schools, the church and local authorities.
What inspired you to get into law?
I actually decided at a very young age that I wanted to become a lawyer and I am grateful that I later chose to specialise in an area of law that enables me to work with such a broad and diverse range of clients. And working at Irwin Mitchell means I get to work with – and learn from – some of the most dedicated and pioneering lawyers in the country.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Knowing that I can make a real difference to people’s lives. Nobody chooses to be injured and to be involved in litigation and I realise how daunting a process it can be. However, when you achieve a fantastic settlement for a client and you are able to put the right rehabilitation and support in place to enable them to rebuild their life, it is extremely rewarding to see.
- Obtaining a six figure settlement for the family of a man who died of an accidental overdose of pain-relieving drugs after his leg was amputated following an accident at work
- Representing a surgeon who incurred substantial loss of earnings after he was forced to retire from his NHS practice after sustaining a serious shoulder injury when he was knocked down by a car
- Achieving a six figure sum for a young father who suffered complex orthopaedic injuries and a brain injury in a road traffic accident and had difficulties returning to his career as an actor
- Securing seven-figure compensation for a young woman who was training to be an accountant at a leading accountancy firm and was unable to work again after sustaining a severe brain injury in a road traffic accident
- Securing damages for a man who was abused by a scout leader when he was a young child. The case was brought 33 years later and after the abuser had died.
- Achieving a six-figure settlement for a lady who sustained a wide range of injuries in a car accident and had been advised by her previously instructed solicitors to accept a settlement sum of £2,500