BA Hons English and American Literature (2:1)
University of Birmingham
University of Law, Guildford
University of Law, Bloomsbury
I initially joined McMillan Williams in 2013 as a paralegal in the firm's Criminal Litigation Department. During my time there I worked on a variety of cases, ranging from simple motoring offences to more complex drugs, fraud and sexual offence cases.
In 2014, I left McMillan Williams to complete my LPC. Upon successful completion of this course, I re-joined the firm as a trainee solicitor and completed my first seat in the Personal Injury Department at Sevenoaks. During this seat, I was able to gain experience in a number of different types of cases including Road Traffic Accident and Employer’s Liability cases. Due to the lengthy nature of these types of matters, I was able to work on files at various stages of the case. This gave me a well-rounded understanding of this type of litigation.
I undertook my second training seat in the residential property department at MW South Croydon.
My passion for criminal defence work means that I am hoping to qualify into the criminal litigation department at McMillan Williams. I am already a fully accredited police station representative, which involves attending upon clients at the police station and providing them with legal advice.
In terms of academic achievement, I have successfully completed my BA in English and American Literature, my Graduate Diploma in Law and my Legal Practice Course, with a distinction in Advanced Criminal Litigation. I have further attained an LLB from the University of Law.
I was fortunate enough to take place in one MW Advocacy Competition, both in the first rounds and as a junior advocate in the finals in 2014 which involved a mock murder trial. I look forward to participating in this event again this year.
During my time at the Sevenoaks office, I volunteered at the Citizens Advice Bureau and offered my services. I provided legal advice to a range of clients including those who thinking about divorce proceedings, were involved in neighbour disputes and those involved in criminal proceedings.
This is something I hope to do more of during my career.