I am a solicitor with 29 years of experience (qualified in 1988) in the areas of commercial litigation and private client (wills, tax and probate) and, as a full equity partner, managed a thriving capital city centre law firm.
Much of my role involved devising strategy and implementing systems to achieve excellence in practice management (achieving the LEXCEL accreditation) and delivering high quality client services. I held several management roles, including Managing Partner for 22 years, Finance Manager (CFO), complaints handling partner, Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA) and HR partner in charge of staff and trainees.
I had a full client workload, building up the probate department and conducting complex commercial litigation cases with a dedicated team. I retired from the practice when the firm was acquired in a management buyout in 2017 and I no longer practice as a solicitor.
I studied Law and Spanish at Cardiff University in the 1980’s and graduated with joint honours. I graduated from the College of Law in Guildford. I am half Spanish and speak fluent Spanish
I have lived in a lively village community in the Vale of Glamorgan for the last 25 years
Whilst our children were growing up my husband and I were very involved in our local community, where we ran the Village Hall committee for 5 years developing its infrastructure and enhancing its real community ties.
When in practice, I led a team of will writers in a fundraising event each November for WillAid, raising tens of thousands of pounds for a number of charities over the course of around 12 years.
Since my retirement from practice in 2017 I have enjoyed roles as a trustee and board member of two charities, Care & Repair and Barod, a charity which deals with addiction. I am also a trustee of several trusts and a professional executor in respect of deceased client’s estates.