Solicitor – Member of the Law Society’s Children Panel
Known to most clients and collegaues as ‘Graz’, I qualified as a solicitor in 2002, having previously had a career in business.
Since qualifying I have specialised in Children Act matters with a particular interest in Child Care proceedings.
I was employed as a childcare lawyer in the Stoke on Trent/Staffordshire area until early April 2016 when I joined the team at HSW.
I have specialised in Child Care work for over 10 years and am a member of the Child Care Panel so am able to represent Children as well as parents.
I am very passionate about my work and believe that if at all possible, the aim is for children to remain in/return to the care of their parents. Sadly, that is not always possible or in the best interests of the child. It is always very important to ensure that parents obtain the best advice available as to their realistic options and are guided through the often-bewildering Court system.
Living in Staffordshire and working in Cheshire means that I am able to act for clients across both counties easily and I am very familiar with the local courts and care lawyers in both areas also.
I aim to undertake all of my own advocacy where possible and am always happy to be instructed at the last minute or for urgent hearings.