I joined Chambers in 2016, and work with clients under the Direct Access scheme in civil, employment and criminal matters. I have a wealth of experience in court and a reputation for sound advice, diligence and skilled advocacy gained through my time at a leading barristers’ set in London, nine years at the independent Bar, and a period as in-house counsel. During a career break to spend time with my young family, I became an Associate Law Lecturer at the Open University as well as setting up and running my own business.
My clients value the ability to ‘think outside the box’ which my broad experience has given me. I have a reputation for being friendly and easy to work with. This reputation has been built not only on my professional and thorough approach but also on my ability to reassure even the most nervous or vulnerable clients. My experience of life away from the law helps me to understand my clients’ situations and to relate to people of all backgrounds, and I believe that it is this, as well as my legal knowledge and skills, that my clients particularly appreciate.
However I’m also known as a tenacious advocate in court, and have appeared in a wide range of hearings from applications at first instance to arguing points on appeal. I have a keen eye for detail and a strong determination to achieve the best possible outcome for my clients.
In addition to providing advice, I am experienced in preparing pleadings, draft Orders and applications. I believe that clear and accessible guidance is essential to the success of a case and that my clients appreciate the way that I am able to distil complex information into practical written advice. Just as important to my clients is the emphasis I place on providing excellent client care, and diligence in ensuring that paperwork is both accurately and efficiently dealt with.
As well as having a busy practice I remain an Associate Lecturer in law and am also a School Governor.