Posted on 13th June 2019
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I joined Hodge Jones & Allen in 2014 as a Legal Help Advisor with previous experience in personal injury law. I assisted new clients with their matters and provided client care for the housing team. In 2015 I became a paralegal in the housing department specialising in disrepair, homelessness, possession and judicial review cases.
This time was spent dedicating my time to providing the best possible result under legal aid for each client whilst maintaining a level of professionalism and understanding each client’s situation. My work in the area of legal aid allowed me to help those with limited access to justice by providing legal assistance where they may not have been able to receive it before.
In 2018, I became a trainee solicitor and have completed a seat in the Medical Negligence team on a wide range of cases. These include birth-related injuries and brain damage, disablement and life-limiting injuries following orthopaedic, cosmetic, and dental surgery. Further work included cases regarding significant dependency claims following negligence caused fatalities.
Currently I am working within the Private Client team and handle a variety of cases including Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, Court of Protection, Probate and Personal Injury Trusts.
Outside of the firm I play guitar in a Pop-Punk/Easycore band and have played a number of instruments in blues, folk, rock, metal, soul and acoustic bands. I have performed at the Royal Albert Hall as part of a choir and enjoy playing music festivals when I can. Where possible I enjoy fund raising for charity and in 2015 helped raise £1,200 with Hodge Jones & Allen at the law rocks battle of the bands. I have annually participated in HJA amateur productions and musical events in aid of the Millie Mittoo Children’s Projects foundation for orphaned children, Inquest, The Child Brain Injury Trust and Actions against Medical Accidents.
I have been actively involved in promoting access to justice as a member of “Young Legal Aid Lawyers” and have helped run pro-bono clinics in Haringey Schools in cooperation with London Universities. In March 2017, I was a key speaker at an “Access to Justice” event aimed at inspiring the preservation and promotion of legal aid work.
In 2017, I was able to raise funds and awareness for the homelessness charity “Cardboard Citizens” by completing a half marathon and plan to train for further runs.
Before embarking on my legal career I worked as a professional chef in a number of kitchens and still enjoy cooking today. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, particularly in Asia and North America, and playing rugby union and squash.
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