Solicitor and Principal
After studying Law at Cambridge University, I went on to train at a well-known firm of solicitors in Suffolk and I qualified as a Solicitor in 2008. I was made a partner of the firm in 2012.
My clients tell me that I am friendly, approachable and that I explain complex issues carefully. I give efficient and cost effective advice in relation to the financial issues in relationship breakdowns, and I have a real understanding of how difficult such situations can be. I always aim to offer a sympathetic approach no matter what your personal circumstances are.
As a member of Resolution, I follow a Code of Practice in family law matters which means I always aim to resolve disputes in a non-confrontational way.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing and watching tennis. I am a regular visitor to the cinema and theatre. I am an Ambassador and Friend of the Theatre Royal, Norwich and a member of the Supporters’ Circle at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. I have also retained my links with my college and I am the President of the Lucy Cavendish College Alumnae Association at Cambridge University.
After graduating with a Law degree from Canterbury Christ Church University, I then went on to successfully complete a Legal Practice Course at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.
Before joining Julie McDonald Family Law in July 2018, I completed my training with a law firm based in Norfolk. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the areas offered within my training but I knew from the very beginning that Family Law was the area I wished to specialise in.
I am keen to achieve the best results for clients at all times as well as being approachable, friendly and compassionate. During the course of my training, I received various positive feedback on my friendly manner as well as my ability to be able to explain complex legal issues in a way that could be easily understood.
When not in the office, I enjoy taking part in various sports and activities such as the gym, horse riding and dance. I also enjoy long countryside and beach walks with my little Chihuahua.
After studying Law at the University of East Anglia, I started work in 2013 as a Legal Assistant at RAF Lakenheath assisting US airman with powers of attorney, notarising documents and I provided guidance on UK legal matters. I am therefore familiar with the United States Air Force (USAF) Military Law and practices.
I started at Julie McDonald Family Law in January 2016 as a Legal Secretary. In this role I perform secretarial and administrative duties as well as processing court forms, letters and documents. I am always happy to assist with any client enquiries and I hope to do so in a timely and efficient manner. I have received positive feedback on my caring and sympathetic nature.
In my spare time, I enjoy going on countryside and beach walks with my toddler and Miniature Schnauzer. I also enjoy watching Rugby and regularly support Cambridge Rugby Club.
Whilst studying Law with the Open University I have been employed by a number of firms in Suffolk, working in a range of roles including paralegal, secretarial and administrative. I have worked in family law for the last four years, providing advice and assistance in a range of circumstances.
I started at Julie McDonald Family Law in November 2018 as a Legal Secretary. In this role I support the solicitors in a range of duties, including processing court forms and letters. I am to provide assistance in a conscientious and efficient manner.
In my spare time, I compete in agility with my Spaniel and enjoy watching American football.