I joined Fieldfisher's Court of Protection team in January 2018. I deal with the routine management of a range of deputyship matters for those who lack capacity. I have a varied caseload, including deputyships for children who have sustained injuries at birth as a result of clinical negligence and elderly clients who have lost capacity due to dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
I have experience of dealing with high value litigating cases and provide support to the Deputy with the management of interim damages awards. I work closely with our clients' families and support teams throughout this process and provide litigation support services to our colleagues in the Personal Injury and Medical Negligence Department. Post-settlement, I assist with the preparation and review of detailed budgets, which requires attention to every detail of my clients' affairs and how they plan to move on to the next phase of their life after settlement. I also work closely with case managers to help plan and implement care packages, which facilitate my clients achieving the best possible quality of life.
I am often the first port of call for my clients, their families, case managers or other professionals involved in the case. I am on hand to answer queries and support clients to understand the processes involved in setting up and managing a Deputyship or Personal Injury Trust.
I read law at King's College London and graduated with a First Class degree. After this I worked in a busy Court of Protection team in London before joining Fieldfisher. Outside work, I am an international hockey umpire and regularly travel representing England and Great Britain at international tournaments. The teamwork and communication skills I have developed through umpiring serve me well in my role in the Court of Protection team.