I am a Solicitor in our Family department in the Cotteridge office. I am a Children Law Specialist, which means that I deal with Child Arrangement matters, Special Guardianship matters, Care Proceedings and all issues concerning the involvement of Social Services with parents and their children.
I obtained a Sociology degree from Warwick University and then undertook a law conversion at The College of Law, Birmingham. I completed my training contract at a Walsall firm, which confirmed my desire to specialise in children matters. Following being admitted on to the roll of solicitors, I moved to a firm in Dudley, which enabled me to obtain vast experience in dealing with cases involving the local authority. I have advised clients in respect of sexual abuse cases, non-accidental injury cases and am used to representing vulnerable clients acting via the Official Solicitor. In September 2015, I obtained the Law Society’s Children Panel accreditation, which means that I can represent children in court proceedings.
I can help with disputes regarding children following the breakdown of a relationship. I also deal with domestic violence cases and can help clients in obtaining non-molestation injunctions and occupation orders.
I understand that family proceedings of any kind are extremely stressful and difficult for those involved. I have an empathetic and friendly approach but will give realistic and practical advice as I consider it important for people to understand what they may face when matters are in the court.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and exploring new places, ideally in an old VW campervan.