I’d like to think of myself as a bubbly person, and enjoy making my colleagues laugh with my diverse sense of humour. I am a team player and like to support my colleagues, and I think that they would probably say that I am enthusiastic and a positive person. I do not shy away from hard work and enjoy a challenge.
I am a Solicitor in the Criminal Defence team based at our Prime Parkway office. I represent clients in the Magistrates Court, including conducting trials, and represent clients at the Police Station. I deal with a broad range of criminal offences, including road traffic offences, and regularly appear on behalf of young people in the Youth Court.
Recent Cases Dealt With:
12-year-old charged with a number of assaults on care-workers – handed a Referral Order.
15-year-old charged with ABH upon a school pupil, resulting in serious injuries – handed a Referral Order.
Adult charged with two offences of fraud by false representation – given a Conditional Discharge.
Adult charged with possession of a bladed article in a public place. Not guilty plea entered, and client acquitted after trial.
I am a keen supporter of Everton FC and enjoy watching football. My main interests outside of work lie in the world of amateur theatre, having been a member of a local amateur theatre group since 1995. I love to appear on stage, I’m a keen choreographer, and recently turned my hand to producing and directing my first pantomime. I love going to the theatre but particularly enjoy musical theatre. After a busy day at work I like to head to the gym to keep fit and recently discovered the art of aerial hoop. I live with my husband, Alan, and our two cats, Coco and Cleo.
I represented a client at Court who was charged with a drugs offence and I mitigated on his behalf to persuade the Court to impose a financial penalty. This client informed me afterwards that I said everything on his behalf that he hoped I would say and thanked me for my efforts.
I represented a client who appeared for trial in connection with a bladed article offence. He was found not guilty, and he told me afterwards how impressed he was with my approach to the case and was pleased with the way I presented his defence.
I recently represented a 16-year-old in the Youth Court who had been charged with robbery. I negotiated a reduction in the charges to a common assault and theft, and persuaded the Court to impose a sentence which would not affect my client’s release date from youth custody. My client’s parents expressed their relief at the result and thanked me for the time and care I spent on the case to achieve the best result possible.