I am a trainee solicitor in the family department.
I give advice in a clear and structured way. I understand that having a legal problem is difficult and offer support throughout. I listen to client’s concerns and work hard to achieve the best possible outcome based on client’s aims and needs. I am regularly asked to run sessions on domestic violence for local agencies, below is some feedback on a recent session:
We wanted to formally thank you for the excellent workshops that you provided at our event last week. There was an overwhelmingly positive response, and I do hope that we will be able to continue to draw on your expertise going forwards, ensuring that new workers in post understand the applicable legal frameworks. We are really grateful for your time in preparing and delivering the sessions.
In addition, a local Independent Domestic Violence advisor said:
Just wanted to say thank you so much for everything, you have always been most helpful and kind and it is really nice to do joint working, especially with someone who understand DV.
Prior to joining David Gray, I worked for an international development charity overseas before returning to the North East to lead a project for Edberts House, a charity based in Gateshead. I have volunteered with the Refugee Council, the youth offending service and acted as an advocate for victims of domestic abuse. I am currently a non-executive director for North East Counselling Service.
I graduated from Newcastle University with a 2.1 LLB in 2010. In 2019, I graduated from Northumbria University with a distinction in my LLM, which focused on domestic abuse and incorporated the Legal Practice Course. In 2018 I was awarded the Resolution Family Law Prize for best performance in family law.