I am a Solicitor in the Public Law and Human Rights team based in our Gatwick office. I qualified as a Solicitor in 2020 and joined Irwin Mitchell in October 2023.
I specialise in Education law and have experience representing children, parents and young people in a range of appeals to the SEND Tribunal. Since joining Irwin Mitchell, I am also gaining experience advising and representing parents on school exclusions, school admission appeals, judicial review actions against Local Authorities and complaints to the Local Government Ombudsman.
In addition, I have a background in Court of Protection work and am experienced in working with vulnerable people and their families. I understand how issues with a child or young person's education can impact other aspects of their life and care, and I understand how this runs alongside financial considerations and the duties of a Deputy to always act in the child or young person's best interests.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I knew from a very early age that I wanted to study law and join the legal profession. Having completed my studies, I joined a small firm specialising exclusively in SEND Tribunal appeals and I fell in love with this area of law.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I enjoy solving problems and finding order in what might look like complete chaos. My job allows me to guide families through complex and difficult processes and help them find solutions amongst the chaos. I find it so rewarding when my clients can tell me their destination and I can lead them along the best path to get there, especially when that destination helps their child reach their full potential.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
The team are not only extremely knowledgeable, but also genuinely lovely people who care about their clients and the work they do.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Outside of work, I love board games and escape rooms (I'm not joking when I say I enjoy solving puzzles!) as well as spending time with family and friends.