Who am I?
I am a solicitor in the family department. I grew up in Brighton and Hove and previously worked at another local firm, Griffith Smith (now part of DMH Stallard), but left the area in 2015, initially for a spell working in human rights abroad, before undertaking my training contract in a regional firm based in Hampshire/Dorset. I qualified into family in March 2020 and worked the next two years as a solicitor in Bournemouth. I decided the allure of Sussex was too much for me and have recently returned to my roots!
What I do
I deal predominantly with financial remedy and private children disputes. I also have a particular interest in the legal aspects of relationship breakdown between unmarried couples. I have always dealt with cases beyond my years of qualification and I relish cases in which sound analytical skills are required and also where knowledge of other areas of law is necessary. My clients are varied as I deal with both higher value financial remedy/TOLATA matters but also cases where money is tight.
Particular achievements have been the two spells I have spent abroad, interning at both the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and also the Cambodian Center for Human Rights. These experiences both gave me a sense of perspective and also shone a light on how the law can provide an answer in extremely challenging circumstances.
My hobbies and interests
I really enjoy sport and being outdoors. I especially enjoy watching football and boxing and attend live events as often as I can. I also enjoy music and going to festivals.