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I am one of five solicitors within the Birmingham Court of Protection department. I manage both Trust and Deputy files. I am a specialist in advising on the management of personal injury damages by way of Deputy or Trust environment.
I studied Law at University where I was able to meet various people from different law firms and gain a real insight into the work that is carried out. I realised very early that I had a particular interest in Court of Protection matters. The work we do involves working directly with clients, case managers, therapists and support teams. I directly assist and help individuals in their day to day lives which is incredible fulfilling.
Working in Court of Protection, it is very difficult to pick one highlight. I find every day brings its own highlight when you are able to achieve something for and with your clients that they would not have otherwise been able to do; whether this is being able to attend school, go on holidays, take their first steps or being able to live as independently as possible.
I enjoy travelling and have visited many different places, both home and abroad, my favourite place to date is Peru in South America. I hope to visit New Zealand in the future. I enjoy walks in the countryside with my dog – a very bouncy golden retriever. I also enjoy horse riding. I enjoy fantasy books and my latest read was the Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson.
Due to the nature of our work, we see many people in Michael’s position where life has been turned upside-down by serious injury or illness.
"It’s our job in the Court of Protection team to ensure that Michael’s personal injury settlement lasts for his lifetime and is used to cover the costs of his rehabilitation, specialist equipment and any adaptations he may need for his housing.
“To see someone come back from a brain injury like Michael’s is nothing short of inspirational and proof that there can be life after serious injury.
“We are really looking forward to seeing Michael take to the swimming pool and are proud to support him as he looks to move into a specially adapted property with support.”
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