I specialise in matters relating to mental capacity and the Court of Protection, which includes assisting individuals who lack capacity to manage their property and affairs. Many of my clients have suffered an acquired brain injury usually as a result of an accident or catastrophic injury at birth and are in receipt of substantial awards of compensation. I advise on all types of Court of Protection matters ranging from Deputyship applications through to complex statutory Will and gift applications. Where mental capacity is not an issue, I advise on the creation and administration of all forms of personal injury trusts and powers of attorney. My work also includes providing litigation support evidence to personal injury litigation teams to ensure the correct level of Court of Protection or trust management costs are awarded.
In addition, I also specialise in probate work and administering estates of all sizes, from small, simple estates to large, complex estates.
I studied law at the University of Sheffield and began my legal career with Irwin Mitchell in 2003 and qualified as a solicitor with the same firm in 2009.
I am a member of STEP and I am currently completing the STEP Advanced Certificate in advising vulnerable clients.