My Professional Background
I joined Stafford Young Jones in 1990 as a trainee and spent two happy years with the firm. After qualifying as a solicitor I worked for nine years with a firm of Solicitors in Holborn, specialising in litigation and family work. In 2003 I left to head up the Family Department of a firm in Essex. I was delighted to re-join Stafford Young Jones in 2005 and became a partner in the Firm in April 2008. I am pleased to continue in that role in Attwaters Jameson Hill.
I am a member of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors’ Family Law Association) and I believe whole-heartedly in its ethos of resolving family issues in a constructive, non-confrontational way. I trained as a collaborative family lawyer in January 2008 and, as a divorced parent myself, I am firmly committed to the conciliatory approach advocated by both Resolution and the collaborative law process.
I also work on employment law matters, specialising in settlement agreements on the termination of employment.
My experience dealing with family law has taught me that many of our clients want a traditional “family lawyer” to act for the family and to deal with all their legal issues. To fill this need I became a member of STEP (Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners) and I am developing previous skills and experience by studying for the STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates so that I can also advise on wills, trust and probate matters.
I enjoy reading, listening to music and walking my two dogs.