Profile / Experience
I initially joined Duncan Lewis in October 2003 and progressed as a Trainee until qualifying as a Solicitor in October 2006. After moving to Warwickshire I became a Consultant Solicitor practising mainly in the Midlands and surrounding areas.
I have specialised in Mental Health law since 2006 and have been a member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal Panel since April 2008. Membership to this organisation shows that a practitioner has the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to advise, assist and represent clients who have been detained under the Mental Health Act and only those Solicitors who meet the Law Society exacting accreditation requirements are permitted to join the panel. I am committed to this area of law and to protecting and guarding the individual rights and liberties of those being detained and always endeavour to exercise my clients' legal rights and advise them whilst detained in hospital. I provide advice, assistance and representation for clients who are detained under all sections of the Mental Health Act.
I particularly recognises the importance of forming positive working relationships with all my clients and am a dedicated professional and pride myself on dealing with all my clients personally and being prepared to go that extra mile.