Experience

I am a fourth-seat trainee solicitor currently in the Employment Department. My role is to assist fee earners across the team on a range of contentious and non-contentious work for both employers and employees.

My previous seats have been in Immigration, Charity and Social Enterprise, and Public and Regulatory. As a result, I have a wide range of contentious and advisory experience with the full range of clients at the firm including international businesses, royal charter bodies, charities, local authorities and individuals.

On the contentious side, I have experience assisting with at all stages throughout the litigation process including instructing counsel, interviewing witnesses and drafting witness statements, drafting cost schedules and attending hearings. For advisory work, I am experienced at drafting letters of advice, reviewing client’s policies and procedures, drafting training materials, and conducting in-depth legal research.

  • I am currently assisting a US-based company defending a multi-day disability discrimination and unfair dismissal claim
  • I have experience of due diligence from an employment angle in relation to the spin out of care homes from a well-known charity
  • I have assisted a professional regulator with reviews of the conduct of its members
  • I have acted for individuals and organisations who are giving evidence to public inquiries and inquests
  • I have acted for charities facing regulatory action from the Fundraising Regulator and Charity Commission
  • I have assisted with advice on constitutional and governance issues for charities, including liaising with the Charity Commission for consent to changes to governance documents
  • I assisted with a successful asylum claim on the basis of sexuality and religious beliefs in the First Tier Tribunal
  • I have assisted with strategic immigration advice for individuals in the creative sector

Qualifications and career

  • University of Bristol, LLB, 2:1 (2011 - 2014)
  • Paralegal, Bruckmann and Victory LLP (2015 - 2016)
  • University of California Los Angeles, LLM, Distinction (2016 - 2017)
  • Extern, California Court of Appeals, Second District (2016)
  • University of Law, Legal Practice Course, Distinction (2017- 2018)
  • Joined Bates Wells as a Trainee Solicitor (2018)

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Volunteer with the Schools Consent Project
  • Co-project lead for the Sutton Trust Schools outreach programme at Bates Wells
  • Team member of the International Women in Law Project with Bates Wells and the Law Society
  • Assistant Scout Leader in London