I have been working as a solicitor specialising in Personal injury claims for over 30 years and have particular expertise in dealing with cases where clients have sustained serious life changing injuries. Over the years, I have developed a network of contacts in medical and rehabilitation fields and am passionate about working collaboratively to help accident victims adapt and rebuild their lives.
What inspired you to get into law?
I grew up in North Wales in the 1960s and one of my earliest memories is the disaster in Aberfan. To see the devastating impact on families of a disaster completely outside of their control was heart-breaking. On qualifying as a lawyer I was drawn to work where I can make a difference in helping clients come to terms with serious injuries and the impact this has on their work, lives and relationships.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
I love to work with rehabilitation consultants and care managers and to see lives transformed with the use of aids and equipment but more importantly by the individual care provided. I had the privilege to go to Africa with a group of people with brain injuries and other physical difficulties and was truly inspired by the joyful interactions between these wonderful individuals and their carers. It's humbling to have played even a small part in such transformation.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
In Irwin Mitchell, I have found a firm who really resonate with the things that I value. They too are passionate about working with clients and communities to make a real difference. That caring empathetic energy is evident in work colleagues and makes Irwin Mitchell a great place to work.
What do you do away from the office?
I am a mother of two grown-up sons. I enjoy spending time in the countryside with my horse and my dog. I am a member of the Birmingham Law Society Choir and sang with them at the Royal Albert Hall. In my quiet moments I love to read, knit, play the piano, with a nice glass of wine.