Qualification:

2:1 Sociology with Law BA (Hons)- University of Durham

Legal Qualifications:

  • GDL, College of Law, York (2006-2007)- Commendation
  • LPC, College of Law, York(2007-2008)- Distinction

Year Of Admission:

2011

Experience and Expertise:

I undertake a wide variety of commercial litigation work, including residential landlord and tenant issues, commercial property disputes, professional negligence, contractual disputes, insolvency  and contentious probate.

I act on behalf of a wide variety of clients including private individuals, local and national businesses and charities. 

Career Highlights:

I am very proud to be part of the team who won Commercial Dispute Team of the Year 2015 at the Northern Law Awards.

I have also assisted on a multi-million pound civil fraud matter, from which I gained invaluable experience and which gave me the opportunity to go the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

Corporate Social Responsibility/Pro Bono/Community Relations:

I have been involved with the ‘Building My Skills’ programme, which is a course for students designed to assist them in preparing for interviews and getting jobs. As well as presenting at a number of schools in the area, I then participated in an interview day where I interviewed students and then gave feedback. 

I also joined a number of other professions at a ‘Skills Boost’ event, again intended to give students an insight into various different careers and to help prepare them for interviews and the world of work. The event involved speaking to students about my role as a solicitor and what this involved, before conducting mock interviews for those students with a particular interest in law.

Presentations:

Alongside Helen Lyne, I have delivered a number of presentations around the North East in relation to residential landlord and tenant matters.  Some of these have been in conjunction with the National Landlords Association. In addition, I also presented at the Tees Valley Landlord Forum (2015), which is an annual event ran by the NLA.  

I have been involved in the 'Building My Skills' programme where I presented to a number of students on interviewing skills and the best ways to present themselves to help gain employment.

In addition, I have also presented at the Tees Valley Landlord Forum, which is an annual event ran by the NLA, on a number of occasions.

Awards and Memberships:

I was part of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of Year – Northern Law Awards 2015.

I am also a member of Tees Valley Law Society and the Junior Lawyers Division

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Due to my love of animals, I always wanted to be a Vet. However, I found I was a bit too squeamish to pursue this as a profession.

Why law as a career?

I chose law as it offered a challenging and respectable career.  It also gave me the opportunity to translate the academic side of study into practical solutions for clients, which I found I really enjoyed.

Describe an interesting fact about yourself

Despite my height(!), I used to row at university. I even managed to win a few races and ended up being at Novice level.

What one thing could you not live without?

Copious amounts of tea!!

Hobbies and Interests

Horse riding, running and keeping fit.