After completing A-levels at a state school, I studied Law (with International Law) LLB at the University of Leicester, including one year at the National University of Singapore. After my third year, I undertook various summer legal placements and then went on to study the LPC at Nottingham Law School, having secured a training contract at SJ Berwin LLP (as it was then known).

After the LPC, I undertook my training contract at SJB working in Commercial & Technology, Corporate (venture), Tax and Litigation. I enjoyed all of my seats but Tax was definitely the ‘right fit’ and I was delighted to qualify into the team in 2007, where I worked on a broad range of matters before specialising in the taxation of real estate transactions and joint ventures, as well as private investment funds.

In early 2017, I took a career break, during which time I focussed on raising my children and helping to look after a family member.  Once I was ready to get back to law, I spoke with the Reignite Academy who helped me secure a fantastic re-introduction to the legal world with CMS Cameron McKenna, working in their tax team on real estate transactions.

A year later, I moved to Goodwin to focus on private investment funds and to work alongside former colleagues from SJ Berwin.

I now work part time at Goodwin and am really enjoying being back at work whilst still managing my family commitments and carer responsibilities, with the support of my Goodwin colleagues.

It’s incredibly important to me that Goodwin represents a diverse cross sector of individuals, including elevating women who may have taken time away from the law and to be an ally to women of colour who still face institutional barriers during their legal careers.

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