Senior Associate Solicitor & Head of Public Law, Civil
I graduated from the University of Kent in Canterbury in 1995 and have worked in a number of specialised areas which have included immigration, family law, employment, welfare benefits, general civil litigation, personal injury, actions against the police, inquests, judicial reviews, child abuse and actions against local authorities. I qualified as a solicitor on 1st February 2001 and specialise in:
My specialism means I often deal with vulnerable people in the course of my work and pride myself in my ability to explain matters to them clearly and advise them of the options available to them. I am also no stranger to pursuing claims against large organisations such as the police, local authorities, prisons and other government bodies.
I have litigated a large number of cases and advise on the value of claims and negotiate settlements on a regular basis. Clients appreciate my direct and straight-forward approach to complex issues. I have been commended by my clients for always being available and approachable and for helping them to make sense of the litigation jungle facing them.
My particular interest is in child abuse work which presents difficult challenges for lawyers and clients in securing an acknowledgement of the abuse and the trauma that clients have experienced as a result of the abuse. These individuals are very vulnerable and often feel that they do not have a voice. I strive to ensure that my child abuse clients are heard and receive appropriate recompense for what they have endured often over many years.
I have extensive experience in personal injury matters which include sexual assault, assault and child abuse cases. I have obtained substantial sums by way of damages for my clients since I qualified in 2001 and we have faced many challenges during that time. I am keen to ensure that those who have been injured, through no fault of their own, can hold those responsible to account for those injuries.