I'm a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Legal Advice Clinic based in the Law School. I'm a qualified and practising solicitor specialising in family and criminal law. Prior to joining the University of Westminster I worked for the legal charity Rights of Women as Senior Legal Officer where I managed the delivery of legal advice services, delivered training on domestic and sexual violence and the law, and was policy lead for violence against women issues in criminal law. Upon qualification as a solicitor I practised as a junior associate at Edward Fail Bradshaw and Waterson Solicitors.
I oversee all aspects of the Legal Advice Clinic and its services, whilst also supervising the family law matters at the Clinic. I am module leader for Clinical Legal Practice 1 and 2 on the Masters in Law course, and joint module leader for the Gender, Sexuality and Critical Legal Perspectives module on the LLB. I also teach on the Family Law module on the LLB.
I have a background in policy work on violence against women issues and access to justice for victims of domestic and sexual violence, particularly involving young women's access to justice. My research interests centre on gender and the law, sexual offences and access to justice in the broader sense.