I grew up on the other side of the Pennines, in Stockport. I went to Leicester University where I studied Law with French which allowed me to study at the university in Strasbourg for a year. I then came to York Law School to complete the Legal Practice Course. I fell in love with the city and my husband – we have been here ever since.
So after qualifying in 1998 my first position was for a large York firm, specialising in road traffic personal injury claims. I spent 10 years with that firm and gained considerable knowledge and experience, progressing to dealing with higher value claims and spending time in their motorbike claims team. I tried my hand at management but realised that was not for me because I missed the satisfaction of fighting/winning a claim.
I then moved to a national law firm, working for nearly 10 years as a personal injury solicitor in their high value/complex claims unit out of their Leeds office.
Then in autumn 2018 I was delighted to be offered a post at Pryers which allows me to continue my specialism. I am once again working in the town I love and enjoy being able to cycle to work. Pryers have made me very welcome as a member of their team.
When I am not at work, I am a mum to two teenage daughters. In what little spare time that leaves me I enjoy hiking and jogging.