I am a solicitor in charge of the Court of Protection department in our new Cambridge office.
I specialise in the management the property and financial affairs of those who are unable to manage their own affairs because of a lack of capacity. This is usually by way of a Court of Protection Deputyship or Personal Injury Trust. The majority of my clients have received substantial compensation as a result of serious brain injuries sustained in road traffic accidents, clinical negligence, or as a result of a criminal injury.
I regularly deal with and provide advice on various Court of Protection application, including Gifts, Deputyships, and the preparation of Statutory Wills. I also provide quantum evidence in ongoing litigation by assisting with expert Court of Protection and Deputyship costs witness statements.
Furthermore, I prepare and provide advice on complex Personal Injury Trusts and specialist CICA Trusts for clients who have received compensation as a result of personal injury in order to protect current and future entitlement to means tested benefits.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I have always wanted to be a solicitor as far back as I can remember and I am glad to have achieved my goal of being able to provide useful legal advice to clients in need.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I find it very rewarding to be able to provide help and advice to vulnerable clients by supporting them in the management of their financial affairs. No two days are the same and knowing that I can help and make a difference to the lives of my clients on a daily inspires me greatly.
What Do You Like About Working For Irwin Mitchell?
I love the fact that whilst Irwin Mitchell has developed into such a large firm, it has managed to maintain the caring feel of a much smaller firm. I feel valued and appreciated and not just another member of staff.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I am a big football fan and I play 5 a-side football as often as my legs will allow me to (which isn’t very often anymore). I enjoy city breaks, keeping fit in the gym, reading and I try to go to the cinema at least once a week.