What keeps you motivated?
The people I work with.
Tea or coffee?
Flat white at 8am, English Breakfast at 4pm and mint tea at 10pm. Every day, no deviation.
What would you say to anyone thinking of a career in your field?
It’s knackering but really rewarding.
What song do you listen to the most?
The theme from Rocky each day before court.
Who inspires you within the world of family law?
Dr Eia Asen, the psychiatrist: wise, humane, intelligent, caring, insightful.
How do you enjoy your time outside of work?
Eating and wining; running and cycling to offset.
What book would you recommend to others?
What would be your alternate career?
If you could change one thing about the family justice system what would it be and why?
The cuts to legal aid in the last 15 years. They have deprived many of a fair hearing and justice. The saving amounts to a penny or two on a pint of beer or a few pennies on a packet of cigarettes. It’s all about priorities.
What has winning the Family Law Award meant to you?
Winning the best chambers award again has been a massive boost for all the members and staff at 4PB. Everyone works very hard to keep our position amidst increasing competition.
Nominations close soon for the Family Law Awards 2018
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