Experience

I’m a solicitor in the Public & Regulatory team. I advise on a wide range of public law and regulatory matters, including statutory powers, judicial review proceedings, inquiries and safeguarding matters.

I also have in-house legal experience working at a Non-Departmental Public Body. I have a particular interest in advising organisations that have a positive impact on society.

Recent projects

  • I advised a charity with statutory functions on its safeguarding responsibilities and potential liabilities

    helping the charity to formulate its safeguarding framework and mitigate risk.

  • I advised the Compliance Officer for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

    in respect of an investigation into MPs expenses, helping to ensure that public money had been spent fairly and appropriately.

  • I carried out the regulatory due diligence in respect of the education institutions owned by a large global company as part of a multi-million pound corporate transaction.
  • Advising public bodies on the application of FOIA and drafting responses to the ICO
  • Assisting charity clients with Charity Commission Statutory Inquires
  • Advising a small charity on liability and duty of care of its publications
  • Advising an awarding organisation on compliance with Ofqual’s General Conditions of Recognition
  • Advising an awarding organisation on Ofqual enforcement action
  • Advising a College on OfS registration
  • Advice to international and national charities on safeguarding issues including drafting safeguarding and associated policies
  • Advice to a Non-Departmental Public Body on its response to the PHSO
  • Advising a large national corporation on an Asset of Community Value nomination
  • Advising a company on a statutory summons for documents
  • Assisting with professional discipline proceedings
  • Advising membership bodies on conduct issues

Qualifications and career

  • University of Leicester, Law (LLB), 2007
  • College of Law, LPC, 2010
  • Paralegal at DAC Beachcroft, 2011-2013
  • Trainee Solicitor at DAC Beachcroft, 2013-2015
  • Solicitor at DAC Beachcroft, 2015-2017
  • Solicitor at Big Lottery Fund, 2017-2018
  • Joined Bates Wells, 2018