Job Title: Solicitor
I qualified as a Solicitor in 2004. I have an LLB (Hons) Law Degree 2:1 and a Diploma in Legal Practice. I have 15 years experience in personal injury litigation. I have practiced and specialised in all types of personal injury claims to include accidents at work, road traffic accidents, cycle and pedestrian claims, slip, trips and falls, asbestos, vibration white finger, hearing loss, repetitive sprain injury, accidents abroad and criminal injuries.
I am accredited by the Law Society as a specialist in personal injury.
I joined Forster Dean in August 2010 to mange the Crewe branch and subsequently went on to manage the former Newcastle-under-Lyme branch. Prior to joining Forster Dean I was an Associate Solicitor with Poole Alcock LLP based at their Nantwich and Crewe offices where I spent 8 years solely practicing in personal injury litigation.
Following my return from maternity leave in 2016 I took on a new role as a Risk and Compliance Officer for the firm ensuring that the firm has systems and controls in place to enable the firm, it’s managers, employees and anyone who has an interest in the firm to comply with Solicitors Regulation Authority Handbook requirements.
I have always had a natural empathy and concern for others which is one of the reasons I chose to become a lawyer and to specialise in personal injury litigation.
The best part of my work has been meeting with my Clients face to face, building a rapport and helping people. I have always strived for strong on Client care and providing high service levels. Many new Clients come through recommendations.
Memberships and accreditations:
Member of the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme.
Sitting before Baroness Butler-Sloss, previously the highest ranking female judge in the UK at the Royal Courts of Justice assisting on a case involving capacity to consent for an adult bone marrow biopsy between a very poorly Client and his disabled brother.
When I don’t have my suit on, I…
I love to travel and have explored many parts of Asia, South America and Europe. In my earlier years I took a 4 month sabbatical to backpack around South East Asia.
When at home I like to spend time with partner and 2 young children. I love to be active. I am a keen gym user and like to explore the country side at weekends.
Best purchase? My current house.
Worst purchase? My first car, a red Ford Fiesta that would not start in the rain and used about as much oil as it did petrol!
Favourite song? Pearl Jam – Just Breathe
Red or blue? Neither
Favourite TV show? Game of Thrones
Wine or beer? Wine