I qualified into Criminal and Mental Health Law in 2004, becoming a Duty Solicitor in 2005 and more recently qualifying as a High Court Advocate. In December 2016 I joined McMillan Williams after 11 years with a large specialist Criminal and Military Law firm in Hampshire during which time I oversaw the Surrey/Sussex Crown Court department.
Throughout my career, I have dealt with a large variety of criminal offences ranging from theft and common assault to serious sex cases, manslaughter, murder and serious fraud, both at the Police Station and Court. I now regularly appear at the Crown Court, both alone and as a led junior. I also have extensive experience dealing with the most difficult and complex cases as well as with clients who suffer with a wide range of mental health problems, from depression to schizophrenia.
Client care is paramount to me, being an ethos which underpins my entire approach to work, from that very first meeting with a client at the Police Station to guiding them through the entirety of the case.
I have recently been invited to become a mentor for law students at the University of Law in Guildford, Surrey.