As a Solicitor in the Family Team, I advise clients in relation to all issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship or marriage. This includes advising on the financial implications of divorce, arrangements for children and disputes between unmarried cohabiting couples.
I have a wide breadth of experience supporting clients in various stages of life and in a variety of circumstances always ensuring that my advice is tailored to meet the needs and objectives of the individual.
Just as no two people are the same, no two cases are the same. For that reason regardless of whether I am advising a client in respect of arrangements for children, or financial implications of divorce, it is important to have a full understanding of what each client hopes to achieve from the very beginning. This, supported by practical and straight forward advice, is the base from which we can move forwards.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
Working at Irwin Mitchell not only do I get to work with and learn from market leaders in the field of Family Law, but also in numerous other fields. Being able to easily call upon my colleagues specialising in business legal services, trusts and estate planning and asset management, means that there is rarely a question or query raised by a client (or by myself!) to which I cannot find an answer in house. As a law firm Irwin Mitchell are truly able to support our clients in all aspects of their lives, and it is reassuring to know that an answer to a query or question is just an email away.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Working in this area, I am often supporting clients in getting through and overcoming what is potentially one of the most difficult periods of their lives. Many of our clients have never contemplated legal proceedings of any kind, let alone arising from difficulties within their relationships. For that reason, they can be apprehensive and unclear about how they can reach a resolution and what the future will look like, especially when the person they usually rely on becomes the person they are opposing. Helping clients navigate their way through these difficult times and instilling in them some confidence that things can and will get better, is hugely rewarding.
What do you do away from the office?
Outside of work I enjoy a number of crafty hobbies, including calligraphy and knitting (limited to scarves only!) and have recently taken up the ukulele. I am also a keen gym-goer and will often find myself engaged in some sort of fitness challenge where my competitive spirit can be put to good use.