I studied my first law degree at the University of Hull and then pursued a Master of Laws degree in International Business Law which I completed in 2013. I started working in legal costs in December 2013 and joined Irwin Mitchell the following year.
I then undertook a three year course with the Association of Costs Lawyers to qualify as a Costs Lawyer which I successfully completed in 2018. As a qualified Costs Lawyer, I'm a regulated legal professional who specialises in the law and practice of legal costs. I have a right of audience before the Courts. I mainly deal with costs budgeting which was introduced in 2013 and is still quite a fairly complex area of law.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
When I was at school, my head teacher always said to me I was going to be a lawyer like my dad. Even though my initial career path was as a banker, when an opportunity presented itself, I decided to have a change of career and law was my obvious choice.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
What I find rewarding about my role is that I get to read and work on a varied case load, from personal injury matters including clinical negligence, international travel, and road traffic collisions, to public law, employment and business matters to name a few.
Each case is unique and mentally challenging. I work closely with solicitors and barristers on cases which are still live in the Courts and I am required to have in-depth knowledge of the relevant area of law as well as the procedural issues required to bring the matters to conclusion.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
I like working for an established and well known organisation. I also appreciate the diversity and the opportunities to develop and grow.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Away from the office I play tennis, and travel around the world. I am a devoted Christian and attend various church activities. I am also a devoted mother to my son.