I qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and immediately specialised in family law. I worked with leading firms in Cardiff, Cowbridge and Gwent before joining Gordon Dadds’ expert team of lawyers in May 2014. I remained family law practitioner until November 2015, at which point I joined the firm’s Ethics and Risk Management team. My focus is now all aspects of the firm’s legal and regulatory compliance and I support in particular the Cardiff and Bristol offices. I am passionate about promoting the highest standards of compliance and both nurturing and protecting the essential interests and profile of the firm.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my two young children and husband, cooking, trips to the theatre and, most recently, learning to lindy hop!
What is your career highlight?
Having had the opportunity to help many clients and their children move forward following the devastating effects of a relationship breakdown.
What is your most interesting legal experience?
As a family lawyer, it was the constant diversity on offer - from a stuntman's vast collection of stunt vehicles and a pet cemetery bringing interesting elements to the matrimonial "pot", to effecting cross jurisdictional service of papers for non-payment of a 20 year old maintenance order, to squabbles over a second hand karaoke machine...the list was endless! Having now moved into the realms of Ethics and Risk Management, what now interests me the most is the drive to continually enhance the firm’s compliance culture and the need to ensure that ethics and professional standards remain at the heart of our practices and procedures.
Hopkins Law, Solicitor
College of Law, London (Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test)
Harding Evans, Paralegal
Cardiff Law School (Bar Vocational Course)
Swansea University (LLB Law and French)
South Wales Resolution (Committee member)