I started working in the insurance industry 30 years ago for a major insurer, and having decided that I enjoyed the legal world, I sat my degree and legal practice course part time whilst I continued to work. Around 2001 I moved into an in- house defendant litigation team and later managed that team whilst continuing to study. I moved to an external law firm to complete my training contract in 2005 before qualifying in 2007. d From 2005 to 2013 I worked exclusively for Claimants in a complex personal injury and head injury team based in Bristol. This work largely involved road traffic work with some employer’s liability and public liability experience. In 2013 I made the leap to the North and joined Minster Law in the June.
What are you most passionate about in your job?
I really enjoy the contact with clients and helping them through the process to bring about the best result for them. I believe I have a keen eye for detail and identify any issues early on in a case to ensure the strongest argument is presented. I put a lot of thought into cases and how to achieve an outcome in the best interests of a client. My passion is that the client is looked after through the process and receive the help they need when they need it through working with rehabilitation providers and Case managers. My past Defendant insurer background helps me give a balanced view on cases and some insight into the opponent’s approach. This helps me in the negotiation process and delivering the outcome we are looking for.
What are your personal interests outside of work?
While enjoying my two small children my hobbies take a bit of the backseat, though I continue to do as much running I can, mainly over the moors around my home in Yorkshire. I enjoy my golf and cycling when I can, and always up for a bit of football and cricket, time permitting.