I qualified as a Solicitor later in life, having first had a career in agriculture. My first job after leaving school was on a pig farm, progressing to being a company director in a poultry business in my mid-twenties. I went to Law School part time and worked full time to qualify.
After qualifying, I dealt with a wide variety of probate and estate administration matters. Currently, my particular specialisms and interests are in Wills, succession, tax and estate planning for business owners, farming families and high net worth clients.
This involves getting to know the family members and their individual circumstances and working with them, alongside their financial advisers and accountants, to get the best possible outcome.
Day to day, I also prepare and advise on Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection Deputyship applications and trusts.
What inspired you to get into law?
I wanted a job that gave me a technical challenge combined with meeting people from all walks of life.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Putting clients at the heart of everything, and being able to explain often complex things in a way that they can understand and relate to.
What do you do away from the office?
Horses have always been a big part of my life, so riding, competing and looking after my very feisty thoroughbred mare helps me switch off after work.