I am a paralegal in the Public Law & Human Rights team, specialising in Court of Protection and community care cases. I joined Irwin Mitchell as a paralegal in 2023, after 7 years of practice in other areas of law.
I work closely with a solicitor in my team, representing vulnerable adults in deprivation of liberty cases. We work closely on disputes arising over an individual's mental capacity, their best interests, and ultimately, looking at what that vulnerable individual wants their life to look like.
What inspired you to get into law?
I've always had a strong sense of helping others, especially vulnerable people, and wanting to change the way our society works for the better.
What Is the Most Rewarding Aspect of Your Role?
Achieving a great result for a client or making a change to a vulnerable person's circumstances which significantly improves their quality of life.
What Do You Like About Working at Irwin Mitchell?
The other lawyers around me are dedicated and hard-working and have achieved amazing results during their careers.
What Do You Do Away from the Office?
I'm an art history lover so spend a lot of time reading and visiting museums. I like creative writing and making crocheted clothes. Other than that, I love literature and always have a book on the go.
"I felt fully supported by Irwin Mitchell throughout the whole process. They listened with empathy and understanding to my clients needs, wishes and preferences. They ensured a very just and satisfying outcome for my client and their spouse.
A loving older aged couple had been separated for 4 years with my client being kept in a care home against her will. Irwin Mitchell took the case and this resulted in reuniting this couple and they are living back together in their family home, and still deeply in love.
A true success story which should be an inspiration to any advocate supporting people who have been placed in care against their will." – 5* Trustpilot review