My first job after my degree at the University of Reading was in the Wiltshire Magistrates Courts Service. On Tuesdays, I would sit in the Court hearing itself, assisting the Court Clerk with cases related to the M4 motorway. I have heard every explanation for speeding imaginable and the details of some unhappier cases too.
I decided to train in the law as a result and attended the University of West Of England in Bristol. I started at a firm in the North Cotswolds in 2001 and qualified as a solicitor in 2003. I have worked in the Cotswolds, including Cirencester and Cheltenham, throughout my career. I specialise in residential property matters and also have experience of a wide range of other types of property transactions, including commercial leases and acting for charities.
I have a love of books, although not quite as much time to read as I would like, and enjoy travelling whenever I can. Trips have included Switzerland, India and Nepal - and an unsuccessful but memorable visit to Poland to try and see wolves.