I graduated from Teesside University with a First-Class bachelor’s degree in law in 2018. I was chosen as the valedictorian and delivered a speech that was broadcasted online throughout the whole of Middlesbrough, detailing my experience as a law student. At Teesside University, I worked with Teesside Law Clinic and Citizens Advice to provide pro-bono services to those in the area that otherwise would not have been able to afford professional legal help. In doing so, I was awarded the Law Clinic prize for outstanding contribution to pro-bono work.
During my time at Teesside Law Clinic, I travelled down to London and assisted in challenging the government in an attempt to change the law concerning criminal injuries compensation in the Court of Appeal. This attempt was eventually successful thanks to further assistance from Watson Woodhouse.
After graduating, I became a member of the family law team at Macks Solicitors for a short time, before I transferred over to the Crown Court department at Watson Woodhouse.
- Law Clinic Award, Teesside University, Awarded for outstanding contribution to pro-bono work, 2018
- Punch Robson Award, Teesside University, Awarded for outstanding achievement and dedication in commercial law, 2018