I’m a solicitor within the Public Law and Human Rights team, based in the Birmingham office.
I specialise in education law, health and social care matters and cases within the Court of Protection. In education matters I represent families in school admissions and exclusion disputes, challenging local authority decisions not to assess a child/young person’s need and challenging the content of a child/young person’s Education, Health and Care plan. In health and social care matters, I act for individuals seeking to challenge a public body decision about their care, such as cuts to care provision. Within the Court of Protection I represent vulnerable adults and their families in disputes concerning a person’s health and welfare.
What inspired you to get into law?
I knew I wanted to go to university but wasn’t sure on what I wanted to do as a career. I chose to study law as it seemed like a subject my mum would approve of and I ended up enjoying the course far more than I imagined. I was amazed at how cases can be used to bring about huge change for both individuals and large groups of people.
What's the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Working with individuals and giving them a voice in legal challenges that impact on their life.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
Working with supportive and passionate colleagues on cases that make a difference to people’s lives.
What do you do away from the office?
Away from the office I’m a keen runner and practice yoga regularly. I also play the flute and enjoy watching live music at gigs, concerts and festivals throughout the summer.