After completing my degree in jurisprudence at the University of Oxford, I entered the legal profession by way of the Inns of Court School of Law and a barrister’s pupilage. But after solitary trips to far flung London county courts to argue over recovering an insurance deductible, I found the possibility of top quality work within the teambased environment of a friendly City firm far more attractive.
I joined Clyde & Co in 2003. The opportunities, support and training have been excellent and I became a Legal Director in 2009 and a Partner in 2012.
Throughout my career I have worked in a wide range of insurance sectors, and have now settled in a specialist sector, dealing with sports insurance, kidnap and ransom and piracy. We address both contentious and non-contentious issues, regularly appearing in the Commercial Court or before international arbitration tribunals.
I was lucky enough to have a six-month secondment at a major insurance company, which gave me an excellent insight into the workings of a large insurer; I’ve spent time in the Paris office and travelled extensively within Europe and to North America.
The firm has been very supportive to me during my three periods of maternity leave. I have also done some pro bono projects including helping children with their reading, talking about citizenship in schools and working in my local Law Centre advising people in debt how to make a fresh start.
Clyde & Co has an unrivalled profile within insurance and a truly global reach of which we are proud and I cannot imagine working anywhere else.