My colleagues would say that I am hard working, committed and caring and willing to go the extra mile. Also, that I strike the right balance between my family and work.
I represent parents, grandparents, family members and children, as well as the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) in cases which are often highly sensitive and complex. These cases often involve social care and the protection of children and I have dealt with non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse and issues of serious neglect and violence. I also act for children in complex cases involving disputes between parents as to who the child should live with or have contact with. Many of my cases require high levels of court work and advocacy. I was admitted to the Child Panel in 2005 and continue to remain a member of this association which works in the best interests of children and young people.