I’m a Solicitor, based in our Leeds office, specialising in education and Court of Protection cases involving mental capacity, best interests and deprivation of liberty. I also advise families in:
- Challenges against local authority decisions, including refusals to conduct education
- Health and care (EHC) needs assessments
- Challenges against the content of statements of special educational needs in EHC plans
- Challenging decisions to cease to maintain statements.
I also advise people about school admissions and exclusion appeals.
What inspired you to get into law?
I wanted to pursue a career which would give me satisfaction in achieving the right and best possible outcome for a client.
When council budgets are facing frequent cuts, it's more important than ever to protect the vulnerable and take appropriate legal action.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
The most rewarding aspect of my role is knowing that I’ve made a real difference for my clients. That could mean putting something right or ensuring that a child can go to a suitable school of the parent’s choice.
Before this role, I specialised in personal injury trade union work and a team leader.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
I enjoy working at Irwin Mitchel as I am part of an highly experienced and incredibly knowledgeable team.
What do you do away from the office?
I enjoy keeping fit and travelling to different destinations around the world.