When I started out it was in a general high street practice where you were expected to deal with anything that turned up. That meant I dealt with family matters, neighbour disputes, criminal matters, conveyancing, injury cases literally anything.
Over the years the profession has become more specialised and now my work covers two main areas – Family (that includes divorce, separation, children, financial disputes and child care) and wills, probate and lasting powers of attorney.
So often people feel trapped in a relationship that they cannot get out of and stay together through fear, inertia, for financial reasons or because they believe that its best for the children. Having seen this first hand this is never a good quality of life. It has a negative affect not only on my client but others who are important to them. I want to help them find solutions so that they can plan and build better lives. Its diverse, no two situations are the same, expect the unexpected and deal with it. The profession has changed a lot over the years, that means that we have to adapt in what we do and how we do it.
Helping a client reach a conclusion that means that they can plan a better life. However small the problem might seem to others, the most important thing for them is having it resolved successfully in a cost efficient manner.
I want to help people build better lives for themselves.
It’s great to be able to help people often when they are at the lowest point in their lives and to be able to offer solutions to problems that they might have thought were not even possible.
Started as a trainee in 2005 and qualified in 2007. I specialise in all areas of family law including: care proceedings, divorce, financial matters and children disputes.
I like the fact that all cases are different and because they are so important to the people involved it is very satisfying to be able to help a client achieve the result that they want. Whether that means securing a fair financial settlement, agreeing an arrangement for their children or helping them to work with social services to secure the return of their children to their care.
I enjoy the variety of work and the fact that each day is different from the last. I like being able to spend time in the office working on cases one minute and the next minute having to go out to court to represent a client in an emergency application. The job requires commitment and the ability to care about each and every client and their case.
I like having the ability to guide a client through whichever legal process they are facing and hopefully assisting them in coming out the other side in the best way possible.
I qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and have always specialised in family law, working in the Greater Manchester area.
I joined Higgins Miller in July 2018 and I advise and represent clients in relation to cases concerning arrangements for children, divorce and financial matters, matters arising from breakdown of cohabitation, and securing protection from domestic abuse.
I try to provide advice which is easy to understand and to offer the support which clients need to help them through the difficult and stressful times which they are facing.
I am committed to achieving the best possible outcome for clients in the most cost-effective manner.
I qualified as a Solicitor in 2000, at that time practising criminal and family law. Since 2008 I have specialised in family law. I advise and represent clients in relation to children cases (including disputes between parents and care proceedings concerning the local authority) and in relation to separation, divorce, and financial matters. I have been working at Higgins Miller Solicitors since May 2018, before that I worked in the Manchester area. I aim to provide straightforward advice and support through the legal process at what is often a very difficult time for clients.
I completed my Law degree at the University of Chester in 2008 and went on to complete my LPC with the University of Law in 2009. Following this I went on to work for Slater & Gordon Lawyers initially advising clients in various areas of law before specialising in Personal Injury. I was then able to secure a training contact with Russell & Russell Solicitors where I undertook seats in Personal Injury and Wills and Probate.
However, throughout my career I knew that my passion lay within the field of Family Law and completed the last three months of my training contact with Higgins Miller Solicitors.
I have worked for Higgins Miller Solicitors since September 2017. I run a varied caseload assisting clients in all family Law related matters such as divorce, finances, child arrangements, care proceedings and injunctions. I enjoy the variety of work and that I can be meeting with clients one minute and be required to represent them at Court at a moment’s notice.
I love being able to support my clients through one of the most difficult times in their lives, and aim to ensure that it is as stress free as possible, whilst obtaining the best outcome for my client in the most cost effective manner.
I have been working at Higgins Miller Solicitors since August 2014. I initially joined the firm as a legal apprentice and upon completion of my apprenticeship qualified as a Paralegal in September 2017. Since this time, I have been training to become a Solicitor via the solicitor apprenticeship programme with the University of Law. I work alongside the solicitors to provide advice and assistance to a client in what is often a very difficult time in their life. I hope to ensure that anyone who is in need of a family lawyer gets the best support possible.