I qualified as a solicitor in September 2023 into the Personal Injury team after completing the training contract with GA Solicitors.
I initially studied for my undergraduate degree in Business Studies with Marketing at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol. I graduated in 2010 with a 2:1. I later studied for the Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Plymouth and graduated in 2019 with a commendation. I went on to study Advanced Legal Practice at UWE receiving the Interim Award of Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice with Commendation in July 2021.
I obtained experience in commercial property at another local law firm before commencing a training contract with GA in September 2021. During my training contract, I have experienced a variety of departments including Personal Injury, Commercial Dispute Resolution and Commercial Property. I returned to the Personal Injury team to finish my training contract and qualify with the team. This is because I feel like I make a tangible difference in a client’s life.
Before starting at GA I worked in the profit recovery sector undertaking audit and recovery work on behalf of major UK retailers for a global company. I more recently worked in the travel insurance sector dealing with insurer recoveries in third-party liability claims in the UK and abroad this is where I could see first-hand the value of legal assistance in helping customers who were injured whilst on holiday.
During my time in the personal injury department so far I have worked on claims covering public liability including mould and highway tripping claims; employer’s liability for employees who have suffered an accident at work and road traffic accidents.
Outside of GA, I have been a committee member for the Plymouth Junior Lawyers Division since 2022. This is an association of like-minded individuals who work together to promote and further the junior legal profession in and around Plymouth to support those who are law students, trainees or newly qualified at the start of their career in law.