I am a 43 year old solicitor. I am a partner in a busy, national law firm DWF LLP. We employ over 2,200 people and I personally oversee a department of 180 people. I have responsibility for our trainee solicitors and for learning and development across the national practice.
I am from Liverpool originally and was educated at New College, Oxford. I am married and have two children aged 10 and 12. I am a Liverpool FC season ticket holder and a regular runner. I enjoy foreign travel and have covered much of Florida and East Africa on our most recent trips.
My interest/involvement in epilepsy stems from a trip to the Far East when Harry, my eldest, had a seizure on our return flight home, just before his third birthday. His condition was initially very serious but with exceptional management by the Roald Dahl Epilepsy Unit at Alder Hey, he became free with medication before withdrawing from medication and discharged from Alder Hey’s care when he was seven in 2007. I have been involved in fundraising for the unit and Alder Hey for many years and my office has the hospital as its nominated charity. My interest in local epilepsy charities has been consistent and engaging despite my busy schedule.
I remain a member of Epilepsy Action and feel it is important to step up my involvement and commitment by joining the Council.