I am a Solicitor in the Public Law & Human Rights team, specialising in Civil Liberties, Court of Protection and Community Care cases.
I joined Irwin Mitchell in 2019 as a trainee solicitor before qualifying with the firm in 2021.
I act for clients in actions against the police arising out of a variety of scenarios to include:
- False imprisonment
- Claims under the Human Rights Act 1998
- Breaches of Article 3 (of the European Convention on Human Rights) on behalf of victims of serious sexual or physical assault
- Malicious prosecution.
I also represent bereaved families at inquests into the death of a loved one, primarily where that death has occurred in state detention such as prisons, police custody and mental health hospitals.
Court of Protection
I regularly act on behalf of vulnerable adults and their families in the Court of Protection to include deprivation of liberty cases and health and welfare disputes.
I also assist clients to challenge local authorities in relation to unlawful care assessments and inappropriate care packages.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Making a genuine difference to the lives of vulnerable individuals by protecting their human rights and using the law to empower them to live the life they deserve.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
Working with truly inspiring colleagues on important and life-changing cases. It is clear every day the tangible impact the work we do in the Public Law & Human Rights team has on both individuals and the wider community.
What inspired you to get into law?
I love working with people and wanted a challenging and engaging career that felt meaningful and worthwhile. This area of law, in particular, ticks all of those boxes.