What have you been up to recently?
First and foremost, I am delighted to have joined the Devonshires team and since joining in September 2021, the time has flown by!
I was fortunate to move at a time when office working was coming back following the Covid-19 restrictions and being back in the office surrounded by all of the wonderful team in the Housing Management and Property Litigation team helped me settle in very quickly.
As well as continuing my practice in Housing Management, I have been exposed to a wide variety of work and I have enjoyed getting stuck into all things Leasehold.
I am looking forward to the next chapter of my career and I could not think of a better place than Devonshires to progress.
How did you get into Law?
My degree was actually in Business Management and Economics and having secured a Graduate job within a Marketing Company fresh out of University, I did not feel entirely inspired. I then undertook the Graduate Diploma in Law which is the conversion course into legal study and following a further year studying the Bar Vocational Course, I was Called to the Bar in 2010. I then cross qualified via CILEX and practice as a Chartered Legal Executive.
Tell us about your career before working at Devonshires so far
In terms of my legal career, I spent a number of years as an Advocate in the County Courts tackling a wide range of housing related matters before working in-house at a G15 Housing Association advising on and representing the organisation at Court on matters relating to Anti-Social Behaviour and Tenancy Fraud. I then spent three years at another firm before joining Devonshires.
What do you enjoy about your current role?
It is a bit of a cliché but genuinely, no two days are the same. The variety of work keeps me on my toes and I am continually learning something new and advising on queries and aspects of law that I had not even considered previously. Housing law is fast paced and is constantly evolving. I have had the benefit of seeing this first hand with a case that I was instructed on in the Court of Appeal. I enjoy being presented with problems my clients face and finding creative solutions for them.
I am also really enjoying supervising junior members of staff and developing their knowledge base whilst also participating in the Webinar series that Devonshires have rolled out.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I would love to say relax but with two young children, this is very rarely the case! Fortunately, both my children are starting to enjoy playing and watching football so we have enjoyed a few trips to the London Stadium together. I also enjoy a spot of DIY which is loosely translated as watching my Dad doing the work and me making the tea.
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