I completed a law degree at the University of Nottingham. While studying I did some work experience at QualitySolicitors Chapman and Chubb, which showed me that the law in practice was much less dry than burying my head in textbooks! I’m currently studying the joint Legal Practice Course and Masters in Law at Nottingham Trent University and I’m due to graduate in June 2019.
After my undergraduate degree I worked in a domestic violence refuge, which was both very challenging and very rewarding. I frequently accompanied service users to Court, which gave me an insight into how overwhelming the Court system can be to someone trying to navigate it when in the midst of family and relationship breakdown. I realised that some of the most important things I can offer to my clients are empathy and understanding of their situation. I then went on to work in the Civil Service, first in the Office of the Public Guardian supervising deputies for people who had lost capacity, and then giving employment law advice at ACAS (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service).
I started at Chapman and Chubb in September 2018. As part of my training contract I undertake a wide variety of work including debt recovery and small claims assistance, but the majority of my work is based in our family and employment teams.
When I’m not at work, I like listening to music and going to live shows, and I love finding unusual and quirky places to visit whether near home or further afield. I also make clothes, but if you asked my partner he’d probably tell you that I just make a mess…