LLB (Hons) University of Teesside 2002
- LPC College of Law, York 2002-2003
- Accredited member of the Law Society Children Law Scheme
Year Of Admission:
- Trainee solicitor, Tilly Bailey & Irvine, 2003 to 2005
- Solicitor, Tilly Bailey & Irvine, 2005 to 2014
- Associate, Tilly Bailey & Irvine, 2014 to March 31st 2016
- Partner, Tilly Bailey & Irvine, from April 1st 2016
Experience and Expertise:
I engage in all aspects of Family work, including Domestic Abuse, Divorce and Adoption and other Children matters. My specialist work is in relation to Children matters, including private law children cases such as where a child should live and what contact and other arrangements should be in place for that child as well as public law matters in which Social Services are involved with a child. I represent the parents, extended family members or the child themselves.
Being involved in cases which, against the opposition of all other parties, have resulted in children remaining within their family i.e a baby remaining with his parents with learning difficulties, notwithstanding a Local Authority plan of Adoption.
In August 2015 successfully applying to curtail the parental responsibility of a father who posed a risk to his child.
Corporate Social Responsibility/Pro Bono/Community Relations:
Currently chair of the board at My Sisters Place, a local domestic violence charity.
Providing pro bono advice to service users.
Previously volunteer at Redcross (First Aid Duties, Assisting in Youth group for disabled Teenagers, Taking disabled children on holiday), Volunteer at Butterwick Childrens Hospice and Management Committee member of Cleveland Police Cadet Programme.
A member of Resolution and Accredited member of Law Society Children Law Scheme