I am a senior associate in the Court of Protection team in Sheffield. I assist clients in managing their personal injury compensation either through a Deputyship under the Court of Protection or by way of a Personal Injury Trust. I act for a wide range of clients including children and adults who have suffered a brain injury as a result of clinical negligence or serious injury and who need assistance in the on-going management of their compensation award.
I also provide advice to the families of clients who have lost capacity - for example as a result of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease - where we can assist either by acting as Professional Deputy or by providing advice on the process to appoint a family member as lay Deputy.
I specialise in:
- Personal Injury Trusts
- Declarations of Trusts for properties
- Professional Deputyships
- Lay Deputyships
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I have wanted to be a lawyer since I was at school and cannot think of another profession that I would be more suited to. I am especially pleased to now be working in the Court of Protection department where I use my skill set to make a real positive difference to the lives of my clients.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
The most rewarding aspect of my role is being able to assist my clients who have been through a particularly difficult experience. My role is to help take away some of the burdens that clients face to enable them to get on with their lives to the fullest extent.
What Do You Like About Working For Irwin Mitchell?
It is extremely rewarding to work for a leading national law firm and to be part of a team where my colleagues share the same values as me, providing the best possible service and acting in the best interests of our clients to achieve the best results from them.
What Do You Like To Do Away From The Office?
When I am not working I enjoy reading, cooking, travelling and spending time with my family and two dogs. I have also recently taken on the role of chair of the Rotherham and Sheffield MS Society.