T: Stratford: 01789 206142 Cheltenham: 01242 229089
I am a partner in the Private Client team and head of our Cheltenham office. I advise clients on a broad range of matters including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection matters, the administration of estates, the creation and administration of trusts. I was admitted as a solicitor in May 2009 and started with Lodders in October 2016. Prior to that, I worked for four years at Harrison Clark Rickerbys in Worcester and for seven years at The Wilkes Partnership in Birmingham. In total, I have over 15 years of experience in probate matters.
I have particular experience of advising older and vulnerable clients which includes assisting them with financial management, health and welfare issues and I have acted in a wide range of Court of Protection matters. These include applications for Deputy Orders, Statutory Wills and the removal of an Attorney/Deputy, orders for sale in respect of property, orders in respect of gifting by an Attorney/Deputy and seeking judgment in respect of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. My clients are broad-ranging, the majority of which tend to be families with children who have a disability, attorneys or deputies acting for a vulnerable client.
What do you most enjoy about your job?
I enjoy working with people and helping them through what can often be a difficult and emotional time. In particular, I enjoy achieving results for young adults with disabilities and assisting elderly clients.
Have you always worked in the legal sector? If not, what did you do before?
I have always worked in the legal sector, prior to completing my training contract in Birmingham I had worked as a secretary and then paralegal to gain experience of working in law.
Are you involved with, or a trustee, of any charities?
I’m a trustee of Building Circles in Gloucestershire which provides friendship and support for adults with learning disabilities.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Two rounds of the alarm and a coffee!
Any interesting qualifications?
I am a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and STEP having completed the Advanced Certificate in Advising Vulnerable Clients, I’m also a Dementia Friend.
Any interesting personal achievements?
I completed both my Law degree and the Legal Practice Course whilst working full time in the legal sector.