Following a successful career in the Royal Navy I qualified as a solicitor in 2015 and in 2021 joined the Reading Tax Trusts and Estates team. I assist both domestic and international clients with preparing wills and advise on a wide range of estate matters, which include the administration of estates where assets are located in multiple jurisdictions or are more complex.
I also advise on other lifetime matters, such as powers of attorney. To supplement my expertise in 2018 I also qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser and I provide clients with lifetime tax planning. I am also a Notary Public, and in this capacity I am able to assist private individuals and corporate clients with all their documents for use in overseas jurisdictions. To complement my specialism, I speak fluent German and have a working knowledge of Dutch.
While based in Reading, I also cover the Newbury and Southampton offices as both a solicitor and a Notary Public.
What inspired you to get in to law?
I read Physics at the University of Durham and subsequently law at the Open University and after a more active career in the Royal Navy I was attracted to law as it allowed me to combine the intellectual challenge law provides with the ability to solve complex matters.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
I pride myself in adopting a holistic approach on all aspect of my work which then allows me to support my clients.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
A major national firm that focuses on the needs of the client.
What do you do away form the office?
To keep me fit and active I enjoy hiking and spending time on or under the water. Otherwise I enjoy reading Military History.