I joined Venters this year. I trained at John Taylor & Co in Croydon. I later became a partner and when the senior partner John Taylor became a District Judge I continued the firm as a sole practitioner for a number of years. Due to family commitments I closed the practice and for the next nine years I worked for Grants Solicitors in Croydon becoming head of the family department.
I specialise in family law and I am a member of the Law Society Advanced Family Law Panel with specialist areas of ancillary relief and domestic abuse. I undertake all aspects of family law.
What drew you to law?
On leaving school I worked as a secretary and after a couple of years became a legal secretary in a London firm. I found law fascinating and whilst bringing up my children I studied for my law degree and continued through College of Law. I was fortunate to be trained by John Taylor who introduced me to many aspects of law and encouraged me to specialise in family law. In this area of law I feel that I am able to help people who find themselves in difficult family circumstances.
What do you offer clients?
I offer clients a professional and realistic approach to their family problems. I have nineteen years of experience in family law and I treat each client as an individual and tailor my advice and assistance to their personal situation.
For many years I have given pro bono advice to victims of domestic abuse in the Surrey area and continue to do so by providing a legal advice clinic at Your Sanctuary, a Surrey Domestic Abuse Charity, on a monthly basis.
What do you do when you are now lawyering
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, socialising, reading, and when I get time decorating.
Can you sum yourself up in five words?
Approachable, practical, reliable, friendly, determined