Becoming the Women’s Lawyer had been my goal for several years. With the recent changes in the legal system and to legal aid entitlement, which affect women’s issues in the main, I decided in October 2012, it was time to offer legal advice, guidance and support to those most in need thereby providing a unique service where each and every client felt their care was paramount.
I was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1998 by The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, after graduating with a Masters in International and Comparative Law. I began lecturing Law at University College London in 1999 and continued my academic career for a further 10 years at the University of Westminster.
With over fifteen years experience of lecturing and advising clients on varying areas of law I set up the legal consultancy, The Women’s Lawyer (TWL), with the fundamental aim of assisting women with an affordable and approachable service. Speaking from both personal and professional experience, I am in a position to help those whom may otherwise not seek the advice or guidance of a lawyer.
Due to the success of my efforts with The Women’s Lawyer I am now committed to my practice of family law within the same on a full time basis. I do however continue to lecture on varying family and property law issues at the Law Society to fellow lawyers, on a visiting lecturer basis. I am the Education Director at the Family Law Panel (FLP) and I also offer a free legal advice surgery in conjunction with Tesco at Tesco Extra, Watford on alternate Thursday mornings, for those whom legal advice is otherwise unaffordable.
I write blogs for The Huffington Post on both professional and personal issues important to me, I also regularly contribute to BBC Radio 4 and BBC Three Counties Radio. I am supported by organisations such as Only Mums, Only Dads and have been featured, particularly on my pro bono efforts within Tesco, in both the LexisNexis Future of Law blog and The Law Society Gazette. I am also very much supported by Richard Harrington MP for Watford, by Mayor of Watford, Dorothy Thornhill and have been listed as a business in the best of Watford.
It is my genuine belief with the right guidance and awareness women can avoid numerous problems such as with their employer/husband/partner/landlord or indeed tenant. In this regard, I shall be giving a series of lectures designed to equip women with the legal know how in dealing with varying civil matters from divorce, property and employment rights. I will also be writing a series of books addressing all the above points, using case studies, which it is my hope will educate an even wider audience bringing much needed knowledge and therefore power to those most in need.
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