As part of the Commercial Litigation team, I have the opportunity to work in a dynamic field, learning about businesses from all kinds of different industries and applying clear, pragmatic and commercial advice to their situation.
No matter is the same – one day, I could be working on a contractual dispute or professional negligence claim, and the next, I could be helping someone with a defamation or unfair prejudice case. Whatever the problem, I really get to know my client to anticipate their needs and understand their issues – this approach ensures I get the best outcomes for my clients.
Out of the office, I’m chair of the Worcestershire Junior Lawyers Division, which helps to promote and support the legal community. I also love a charity challenge, and I’ve supported Children in Need by sky diving, while also raising money for orphans in Thailand and Burma.
Prepare a timeline of events to help me follow the key aspects of the dispute.
Keep a record of all documentation including letters, emails and contracts which you might later want to refer to or rely on.
Tell me everything that is relevant to the dispute, even if you think it doesn’t work in your favour. The more I know, the better – it will help me to find the right resolution and approach
How much will it cost?
At the outset, there are usually too many unknown factors to give anything but an indication of the final costs, but I will give a budget for the initial steps and stick to it.
How long will it take?
It’s impossible to give anything but a sound indication at the outset, as every case is different.