From a very early age I discovered that I had a passionate interest in human rights and the legal profession.
It was whilst studying integrated humanities, crime and retribution at secondary school (aged 13) that I made the decision to study law and become a solicitor, and that's exactly the goal I achieved.
I completed my legal education in 2002, having studied for a law degree (LLB Hons) in 1998-2001 and then the Legal Practice Course in 2002. Having trained and qualified at the largest legal aid law firm in the country I was given a wonderful opportunity to develop and progress rapidly through the ranks. As a trainee and junior lawyer I was fortunate enough to work in a fast paced dynamic law firm that encouraged my professional growth and recognised my potential at a very early stage. Something that I will always be immensely proud of and thankful for. I became a Head of Department within 4 years of joining the firm as a paralegal then appointed to the board of Directors within 5 years by the age of 28. It was following this achievement that I was recognised and entered into the prestigious Who's Who of Britain's Business Elite in 2008.
After 11 years I decided that it was time for a new direction and challenge in my professional life so I set up my own consultancy advising law firms on various matters. It was following the success of this venture that I made the decision to set up my own law firm.
So in December 2015 I founded Amnesty Solicitors, a boutique Immigration and Public Law Firm. The gratification I feel each day of running my own practice prompted me to become involved with the Sole Practitioners Group (SPG) and so in August 2016 I was appointed Honorary Treasurer of the Sole Practitioners Group London Region. In December 2016 I was then appointed to the national executive committee of the SPG. This was a wonderfully rewarding experience as it taught me things that 11 years of private practice could not.
Following this I co-founded Hexagon Legal Network (HLN) in July 2017. The focus of this network is to work collaboratively with other solo Solicitors and small law firm owners, outside of our own practices. It is this uniquely altruistic networking model that I look forward to developing. So exciting new challenges are ahead!
I have been a fully qualified solicitors of the Supreme Court of England and Wales since 2005.