“My background is in welfare benefits and community care law. I represented clients at Brighton Housing Trust. Most recently, I carried out community care assessments and legal case work on behalf of the local authority.”
I am training in the community care team, advising clients who are service users, family members, carers and Attorneys. I am keen to bring my experience and knowledge of community care and welfare benefits law to assist our clients.
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It is important that my clients achieve the best possible outcome. I am a committed advocate, client-focused and have a wide experience of supporting elderly people and vulnerable adults with care needs. At Brighton Housing Trust I provided community care law advice to legally aided clients and at the Local Authority I worked with service users within social services. I believe it is essential for individuals with care needs to understand and access their rights.
I have a first class honors degree and a Master’s degree in Philosophy. Following the Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Sussex I gained a distinction in the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law. I am delighting to have a training contract with Martin Searle Solicitors, and look forward to qualifying in 2018.
In addition to experience in community care law and advice, I have worked as a Welfare Benefits adviser under a Legal Aid contract. I provided advice and representation to clients at welfare benefit tribunal hearings obtaining a successful outcome in 98% of appeals.
I have also worked as an English Language Teacher and a Personal Assistant, delivering live-in care to a quadriplegic man. This day to day experience of the difficulties faced by those with care and support needs fueled my interest in community care law.
I enjoy organising and promoting social and fundraising events. I am currently planning an alternative press fair to raise money for local charities supporting destitute people. I write and draw satirical cartoons and prose, and children’s fiction. I love camping, adventures and getting out into the fresh air with my children.