I enjoy using my knowledge to assist and support vulnerable adults with the issues affecting their lives – from where someone should live, their community care needs and managing their finances to arranging pet therapy or a shopping trip. I feel privileged to be invited into the lives of clients, to build a relationship with them and be placed in a position of trust to act on their behalf and assist in supporting their best interests.
My passion for this area of work stems in part from volunteering at my local Citizen’s Advice Bureau, where I have been involved in running and facilitating campaigns for change within my community. This also influenced my volunteer work during my recent studies where I became an active participant and secretary of the Aspiring Solicitors Committee which is dedicated to providing greater opportunities and assistance for those from underrepresented groups to gain (and keep) a career in law.
Having completed my first degree in Criminology at Durham University and achieving a first class honours, I completed my Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) in 2017, achieving a commendation. I have recently been awarded the Birmingham Law Society Herbert Willison Prize for my achievements in the GDL. I have completed the Legal Practice Course at The University of Law and have now qualified as a Solicitor.