"A little note to say a huge ‘Thank you’ for all the work you have done on behalf of myself and Darren. As the card says, ‘You’re a star."
I am a Trainee Solicitor and began my training contract in December 2016.
I joined Minton Morrill Solicitors in October 2014 as a Paralegal having completed my Postgraduate studies. I commenced my professional legal career with the firms Inquest team working on various complex death in custody cases. I have worked within a devoted team renowned nationally for its high profile inquests and its dedication for Civil Liberties.
In October 2017 I moved seats to gain experience within various other niche departments across the firm. I currently assist with a broad range of matters including Court of Protection, Private Client and Clinical Negligence.
Furthermore, I am also an Accredited Police Station Representative representing clients who have been arrested on suspicion of committing criminal offences, advising and assisting them at the police interview stage.
I also represent clients in Leeds County Court as part of the Housing Possession Duty Scheme, which is a free service providing legal advice for members of the public facing potential eviction from their homes.
Inquest touching on the death of Kesia Leatherbarrow involving the death of a 17 year old vulnerable girl following contact with Greater Manchester Police
Inquest touching on the death of Sara Green involving the death of a vulnerable 17 year old girl whilst a patient at the Priory in Cheadle
Inquest touching the death of Darren Tony Lyons – Involving the death of a vulnerable male who suffered from a seizure and cardiac arrest in Police Custody
Inquest touching the death of Hannah Rachel Evans – Involving the death of a vulnerable 22 year old young woman whilst detained at the Sheridan Ward, Hollins Park Hospital.
Inquest touching the death of Pippa McManus – involving the death of a 15 year old girl who suffered with anorexia and was under the care of the Priory.
Inquest touching the death of Vikki Thompson – involving the death of a 21 year old transgender prisoner housed in HMP Leeds, a male prison.
Law LLB (2:1) – University of Leeds (2013)
Legal Practice Course– BPP (2014)
Accredited Police Station Representative
Use it or Lose it – Funding for Inquests – Legal Action Group Magazine July 2015
G4S Youth Contracts at Risk
Overcrowding In Prisons
Murdered School Teacher Anne McGuire
PPO releases Thematic Review of Deaths in Custody where Mental Health is a Feature
Legal Aid Funding – Limited but Still Available