I initially joined Balfour+Manson as a trainee in August 2014. Prior to joining the firm, I graduated from the University of Edinburgh after successfully completing the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and LLB degree. In addition to completing my legal studies, I have also gained an honours degree in Geography from the University of Glasgow.
During my traineeship, I gained valuable personal injury experience both in the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session. I was able to assist with a variety of cases ranging from injuries at work and road traffic accidents to asbestos related claims and medical negligence. Whilst part of the commercial team, I was responsible for a large case load which touched upon numerous interesting aspects of commercial property law. I also gained exposure to matters surrounding company and charity law. My third seat was with the firm’s busy employment team where I was given a great deal of responsibility including appearance work in the employment tribunal. I assisted with the differing aspects of both contentious and non contentious employment law cases experiencing both claimant and respondent matters. I completed my fourth seat back in the litigation team and assisted colleagues with a wide range of civil dispute resolution matters whilst also appearing in Edinburgh Sheriff Court on a weekly basis.
Away from the office I am a keen sportsman and enjoy both participating and watching a wide variety of sports. I currently play football for a successful local amateur team in the Scottish Borders and enjoy keeping myself fit by regularly attending the gym, running and swimming. I completed my first half marathon last year participating in the Scottish Half Marathon in September whilst raising funds for CHAS.
I am currently a solicitor in the litigation department and have a wide and varied case load, covering both Court of Session and Sheriff Court actions.
I assist in public law, human rights and medical negligence matters as well as a number of cases concerning commercial, contractual and property disputes.
I have also gained experience appearing in the Sheriff Court and All of Scotland Personal Injury Court on behalf of both pursuer and defender clients and at all stages of procedure.
I aim to build upon the skills I accrued during my traineeship in order to provide clear, concise and client-focused advice.
Edinburgh Young Professionals
Scottish Young Lawyers Association