I am 29 years old and a Family Law Solicitor (5 years Post Qualification Experience). I graduated with First Class Honours in my Law degree and a Distinction in my Legal Practice Course, before being trained by a Deputy District Judge at a Legal 500 firm. I have personally dealt with hundreds of family law cases during the past 7 years, ranging from straight-forward divorces to complex children and financial matters with an international element, and I have had the privilege of helping many people in difficult situations. I am currently working for Eric Robinson Solicitors in the new Richmond upon Thames office, which is the firm’s 10th branch and their first venture into London.

I joined the firm when the Richmond office opened, so I have been responsible for creating a caseload organically. I have been actively involved in the business development for the office, attending regular networking events and giving presentations in the community on legal issues, including a presentation on Female Genital Mutilation to a group of 50 women and a presentation to law students at The Law Society on my life as a family lawyer.

My goal is to become one of the youngest Deputy District Judges in England and Wales, whilst also continuing my private practice as a family law solicitor.

Whilst I was studying for my degree, I set up my own business called “Milkshake Magic” as a way of funding myself through university. I offered party planning services, focusing on magic, contemporary party games and balloon modelling. I ran the business and also performed at all the events. I was booked to perform at Johnny Depp’s son’s 5th birthday party, as well as charity events, large corporate events, local Borough events, schools and private parties. Although I have now stopped running the business, it vastly improved my leadership, organisation, business development and communication skills, which I have successfully transferred over to my current role as a solicitor.

Outside of work, I am a former World Karate Champion, having represented England in several national and international competitions. I won the WKC World Championships in Germany in 2006 and I am a Second Dan black belt.