I have over twenty years experience as a corporate lawyer. I worked at one of the largest firms in the country and acted for blue chips companies (including FTSE 100 companies and household names).
In recent years I have focussed on owner managed businesses where I can apply not only my legal skills but my commercial project management experience. Customers find me approachable, highly responsive and value my tactical input as well as my legal advice.
In my spare time, when I am not at “my bootcamp” gym I follow American football and the Birmingham Bears in T20 Cricket.
I enjoy providing practical solutions to legal problems and with almost four decades of commercial property experience working in Walsall and across the West Midlands there are few commercial property issues that I have not come across before. I’ve also found myself around a board room table as a non-executive director, so my customers can increasingly take advantage of my commercial, as well as legal, input.
In my spare time when I’m not running, cycling or walking (or following Aston Villa) I like staring through a telescope at the night sky (calling it astronomy would be exaggerating!).
I qualified as a Solicitor in 2010 and having gained most experience within a family law department I continued to work within specialist family law firms in Birmingham. I joined the team at Pickford Solicitors in October 2018 to develop the family department.
I deal with a full range of family law matters, my areas of expertise include divorce, financial settlement, co-habitation and cases involving children.
I provide a personal, cost and time efficient service and I am well regarded for a sensitive, down to earth approach. I pride myself on meticulous preparation and highly effective negotiation skills.
Whilst at work I am dedicated to resolving family matters for my clients and my spare time is devoted to my family and ex racehorse.
Since qualifying, I have spent a decade working with a wide range of small and medium sized businesses dealing with their commercial property transactions, so I have come across most scenarios at least once.
I enjoy finding pragmatic solutions to commercial property issues and am focussed on achieving deadlines.
Having completed a major house renovation project my spare time is now fully devoted to my two children.
I take a practical, problem solving approach to transactions having had the benefit of a range of experiences and exposures contained within different environments, including working in a medium sized legal practice and latterly inhouse for a company in the energy sector.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my fiancée, as well as taking our children to their sporting ventures or playing, Fortnite, Fifa or Roblox. Whilst my playing days are over now, I am an UEFA qualified football coach and a foundation phase coach (9-11) at a midlands professional football academy. I also coach a semi-professional men’s football team, who play in the Premier Division of the Midland Football League.
I am also keen and active volunteer in my local community and regularly take part in several projects with a variety of different charities to help mentor and make a positive difference to young people.
Even before qualifying I always intended to specialise in commercial property work. Since qualifying I have focussed on developing my skills to make me an effective adviser for owner managed businesses with commercial premises and owners of commercial property investment portfolios.
I bring an energetic and determined approach to my work, with the positive attitude that I developed in customer services roles before my legal career. I enjoy the pressure of commercial property transactions, particularly meeting deadlines and getting results.
Travelling is my hobby and I spend my spare time planning my next (low energy – no hiking, no climbing mountains) adventure.
My background includes a law degree and time at a West Midlands based law firm but my focus is now on business development, including sales and marketing, recruitment, office management, HR, and regulatory compliance.
I am involved in local charities and networking organisations. I bring an optimistic `can do` outlook to my roles at Pickfords.
Having recently moved house and planning my wedding, life at home is just as eventful as at work.
Whilst completing my legal qualifications part-time, I have gained extensive experience working in the private sector.
I have worked in a range of sectors, including five years as a health and safety officer for a FTSE 100 company, who specialized in the supply of temporary energy generation and temperature control; and, subsequently, six years working within the hotel industry at senior management level covering diverse areas including: estates management; refurbishment project management; compliance; health and safety and human resources. I have also been involved with a number of high value sales and purchases of hotels and am used to the intricacies of these transactions from a client perspective.
I strive to offer the highest standards in customer care and whilst I am in the early stages of my legal career, my past experience and qualifications focussing particular on business management, furnishes me with unique insight working within the legal sector (as might my current experience with nappy changing and sleepless nights).
Since completing my Graduate Diploma in Law at the College of Law I focused my career towards residential conveyancing. I have always been customer focused and enjoy helping customers through the difficult and stressful times of purchasing and selling a property.
I enjoy spending time with my family and also going to the cinema and playing pool.
Transaction Manager – Corporate and Commercial Law
I have always wanted to pursue a legal career ever since I was a little girl. I am a resilient person with a strong desire to learn. During my studies, I have had to juggle many part-time works. These experiences have equipped me with the ability to deal with a wide range of customers. Having recently completed my LLB and LPC, I am ready to embark on a new adventure in my career.
Besides work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy being in the kitchen and experimenting with new recipes.