I started my training contract in February 2021 after working at Irwin Mitchell for over 6 years. I started in the Special Damages Unit and become a paralegal in 2016, assisting on cases involving serious orthopaedic injuries, chronic pain, and fatal accidents.
What inspired you to get into law?
I was interested in law from a early age and became involved in projects at school with a legal focus. I attended Leeds Metropolitan University to study Law LLB and have recently completed a Legal Practice Course at the University of Law Leeds.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
I get satisfaction from helping people at a time when they need advice and guidance. I look forward to being able to assist clients with their needs such as rehabilitation, support and securing settlements to help clients continue with their lives.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
The best thing about working at Irwin Mitchell is the sense of community. Everyone is friendly and welcoming both to colleagues and their clients. We're all working together for the best outcome for our clients and share our knowledge to achieve this.
At Irwin Mitchell, there's a focus on delivering the best not only for our clients, but also the charities that we support. Every employee is given the opportunity to become involved in a charity and offer our support.
Irwin Mitchell is also focused on each employee’s development, nurturing our skills and supporting us in whatever career path we choose.
What do you do away from the office?
When not at the office, you can usually find me on a dog walk with my two miniature dachshunds. I also enjoy reading and spending time with my family and friends.
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