My experience in practice involved not only providing legal advice but representation of client's cases at The Family Court, before; Magistrates, District and Circuit Judges. I have experience conducting advocacy within a plethora of hearings ranging from directions/case management hearings to final contested hearings cross examining expert witnesses.
Over the years I worked closely with Derbyshire Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Service (DDVSA) providing legal advice and support to male and female victims of domestic abuse. In addition I developed and presented training to DDVSA on key legal matters and the impact on domestic violence within divorce, finances and children cases.
I joined the Law Department at Hallam in 2015.
I have a particular interest in Clinical Legal Education as I strongly believe that acquiring an understanding of the law in practice as well as at an academic level is fundamental to student's employability.
As a result of my own experience I have a specialist interest in Family Law with an emphasis on domestic violence and its impact on the family unit.