I am a solicitor in the family law team at Irwin Mitchell. I am based in the London office but work on cases across the country. I work on a range of matters relating to:
- Financial arrangements upon divorce
- Children arrangements
- Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
- Arrangements for unmarried couples.
Please contact me if you have an issue you think relates to family law and I would be happy to help or signpost you onwards.
What inspired you to get into law?
I first considered becoming a lawyer when I was a teenager and it was primarily because I thought it was a well-respected profession. As I grew up, I realised this was not a reason to pick a job and therefore sought out work experience with solicitors and barristers so I could see if I had a real interest in the role.
It is safe to say following five years at university and two years of training to become a solicitor, I found that I did!
The lawyers I met then, and those I work with now, made me see the personable yet technically challenging nature of the role. They showed me how it's a privilege to guide a person through usually a very difficult time in their life and alleviate some of their stress and concern. Their passion for the job inspired me and I am glad to say that it remains true to this day.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Seeing a person realise that they have more rights and protections under the law than perhaps they had ever considered, helping those in difficult situations extract themselves and start a new life, and in any case, despite the outcome, knowing I have done everything I can to assist and advise a person.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
I have now been in three roles at Irwin Mitchell, a legal assistant, a trainee solicitor and a solicitor. Throughout all those roles I have been surrounded by kind, intelligent and supportive individuals who I know I can rely on for guidance both personally and professionally. I feel I am being nurtured at this firm to become the best solicitor I can be.
What do you do away from the office?
I am a cinephile, I love all things film and TV and I am always that person who says ’have you seen...’ - hopefully some people like my recommendations!
I love travelling and I was lucky enough to go around the world before I began my training as a solicitor - my favourite country remains New Zealand.