PUBLISHED 24 August 2022
I’m an alumna from Queen Mary School, University of Manchester (Law) and the College of Law in Chester (LPC). After training with Halliwells Solicitors in Manchester, I accepted a post in Lytham and have practiced here since. I specialise in private client work and am a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
I currently contribute to both the Marketing and Strategy Committee and the Nursery and Prep School Committee.
One of my favourite parts of being a Governor is meeting students from all years, but in particular those in the Prep School. I see first-hand the excellent work and encouragement that the Prep School offers children to help them grow in confidence. Those early years are so important in a child’s development both academically and co–educationally. It is also my pleasure to attend concerts and plays as a governor and to see the amazing achievements of the younger children and those that teach them.
In my working life I am on the board of directors at Marsden Rawsthorn solicitors. My principal responsibility is to lead and develop the private client team. I also play an active role in the advancement of our corporate social responsibility plan. This involves being part of a team to look at ways in which we can incorporate social and environmental considerations into our work plans. These aims fit in well with my voluntary roles.
AKS understands how important social responsibility is, and, as well as setting students up to get involved when they enter the world of work, the school provides many opportunities to get involved.
The work that I do to support the voluntary sector is important to me. For example, I continue to act as a specialist advisor to Age UK Lancashire. This involves me assisting the charity with their strategic goals. As part of this work, I also enjoy participating in their many fundraising activities which have recently included being locked up for a day, whilst fundraising for Age UK from business colleagues to pay for my release. This is part of their corporate challenge.
Learning and development is something that is key to everyone’s success. To support this in my profession, I play an active role as Regional Director for Solicitors for the Elderly. This is a national organisation that specialises in and supports older and vulnerable people across the country, as well as educating its members.
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