Senior Associate & Chartered Legal Executive
Job Role at EMG
I joined EMG as a Chartered Legal Executive in August 2015. I was promoted to an Associate in January 2019 and I specialise in Court of Protection Law. I ordinarily represent clients who are incapacitated, as defined by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and I assist the professional deputy or trustee with the day to day money management as well as working with the clients, their family members and support networks to assist in their needs being catered for and as far as possible assisting the clients to make as many choices for themselves as they can to achieve their goals. No two days are the same making the role challenging but enjoyable role.
I qualified as a Legal Executive in 2005 whilst working in Criminal Law and spent 17 years working in this area. I had also previously worked in personal injury law during my studies. This experience has proved invaluable because it has broadened my understanding of various areas often touched upon issues involving the Mental Capacity Act and Metal Health Act as well as working with vulnerable individuals. I have now specialised in Court of Protection cases since 2015. I thoroughly enjoy my job and I feel very passionately about providing an excellent standard of client care, advocating for my clients best interests at all times and promoting as much independence and autonomy wherever possible.
What do you like about working at EMG?
Working within the Court of Protection department is a very varied role keeping it interesting but also challenging. There is a great team spirit and I enjoy the Flexible working as well as the many office ‘treats’ we get – like lessons in chocolate making, wreath making and many more.
Outside of EMG?
I will mostly be found outdoors with my two children, and I love visiting new places.
I became an Associate in January 2019.