I am a solicitor in the Public Law & Human Rights team, specialising in Court of Protection and community care cases. I joined Irwin Mitchell as a paralegal in 2013 before undertaking my training contract and qualifying with the firm.
I represent vulnerable adults and their families in cases where disputes arise over capacity or best interests, including deprivation of liberty challenges.
I act on behalf of the Official Solicitor, Independent Mental Capacity Advocates ('IMCAs') and family members in Court of Protection cases under the Mental Capacity Act.
I also represent individuals in cases concerning the duties of local authorities and healthcare providers to carry out assessments and provide care and support.
I am a member of Young Legal Aid Lawyers, a group which campaigns for access to justice and promotes increased social mobility and diversity within the legal profession.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I have always loved writing, reading, people and problem solving - and I wanted to change the world!
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Being able to offer support to someone when they need it most and helping people to find a solution to their problems is really rewarding.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
The people are lovely.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I am a self-confessed bookworm and love to read a lot. I love music and enjoy going to gigs. I also love anything crafty or creative. Most of all I love to travel.