I joined Irwin Mitchell in 2016 as a paralegal in the Public Law & Human Rights department. After a break from 2018 to 2019, to work as a legal intern in Arizona, USA and complete my legal studies, I returned to Irwin Mitchell to train and qualify as a solicitor in 2021, specialising in Court of Protection and community care cases.
I regularly represent vulnerable adults either through family members or professional advocates in a range of Court of Protection cases, including disputes relating to the person’s welfare and deprivation of liberty. I also represent family members in serious medical treatment cases.
I have experience in judicial review cases, regularly challenging decisions made by public bodies including local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and NHS Trusts.
What inspired you to get into law?
I’ve always enjoyed problem solving and working with people. I saw law as the perfect job to include those aspects as well as a way to help people.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
This job is most rewarding when we are able to secure a good result for a client. In this area of law we are often dealing with very difficult circumstances and it feels very rewarding to be even able to make a small difference for the client.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
I work with lots of really great people in a very supportive team.
What do you do away from the office?
I'm quite an outdoorsy person and enjoy rock climbing, walking and cycling. I love reading and baking and I’ve started learning to sew.
'I just want to say a huge thank you... This wouldn’t have got this far without you. From the bottom of my heart thank you' - Ms M, client