I joined Neves in September 2018 following the completion of my Law degree and LPC. Prior to this I had experienced working in a family law firm. I have really enjoyed my time at Neves and everybody has been friendly and welcomed me into the team.
My first seat was in the family department working predominantly in Milton Keynes in Beth Woodward’s team. I have subsequently spent time working in the Conveyancing department with Kelly Loft, assisting on both sale and purchase files. Finally, I worked with Peter Kelly, Fiona Hewitt and the team in the Dispute Resolution department. All of my supervisors have been more than happy to take time out of their day to discuss my work with me and provide regular feedback, which has really helped me to develop and learn. I returned to the Family Department for the last few months of my training.
I qualified as a Family Law solicitor on 3rd December 2020.
As a trainee I am given a lot of responsibility and exposure to complex cases, which has been great experience. I have assisted supervisors on a wide range of matters and taken on my own files. I advise on all aspects of relationship breakdown including divorce, financial matters and making arrangements for children.
Having experienced working in the matrimonial, conveyancing and dispute resolution teams, I have been able to transfer my knowledge from one department to the next and this has helped me to advise clients where there is a crossover, such as a property transfer arising from a financial order on divorce or making enforcement applications for non-compliance with court orders.
I like to stay up to date with new developments in the law and I enjoy researching new and topical issues.
In my spare time you will often find me in the shopping centre, out for a run (begrudgingly!), in the kitchen, and spending as much time as possible with my family and friends. I have a strange mix of hobbies - I am a keen crafter, football fan and I love a weekend break!
It is bizarre to think that almost six months have now passed since our offices closed for Covid-19 on 20th March 2020. At the outset …
Words will never be enough to thank you. You have both (Emily Pope and Beth Woodward) worked so hard for my dad, over and above anything I would have expected. You've shown such care, compassion and professionalism to achieve a fair outcome for a vulnerable client.