I’m a specialist in contentious probate and trust matters, having qualified in 2014. I previously practised non-contentious probate work before changing practice area in 2019.
I deal with all manner of contentious matters including claims under the Inheritance Act 1975, both claimant and defendant. This includes: Will validity challenges, trust disputes, executor disputes and Court of Protection dispute matters.
What inspired you to get into law?
I was inspired to become a lawyer because of the hugely diverse and different areas of practice available. In this job, no two days are ever the same and no cases are ever alike. The variety of matters and clients I deal with keeps my job so interesting. The law is also constantly changing and evolving with the times, so keeping current is key.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
I’m a people person and feel glad to be in a position where I can genuinely help people. When a person finds themselves involved in a legal dispute it can be extremely worrying and daunting. I’m there to reassure, advise and help.
When I achieve good results for clients, which can often have a significant impact on that person’s life and future, it is extremely rewarding and fulfilling.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
I feel privileged to be a part of the IM team - this is a prestigious and well established firm with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Our advisers are some of the very best in the country. The team at IM is modern and dynamic.
The culture in IM is to strive for excellence with solid, straight talking and pro-active legal advice. We make sure our client’s needs and goals are pinpointed quickly and expectations met.
What do you do away from the office?
I’m a keen horse rider and regularly compete in eventing, show-jumping and dressage.