Education and Qualifications

Sept 2005
Admitted to practice as a Solicitor in England and Wales
2002-2003
Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School (Distinction)
2001-2002
Post­graduate Diploma in Law, Nottingham Law School (Commendation)
1998-2001
BA (Hons) in History, St John's College, Cambridge University (2:1)
1990-1998
Option International du Baccalauréat (Série Littéraire), Lycée International de St Germain­-en-­Laye, France ("Mention Bien" / High Honours)

Employment History

2015-
Associate, Taylor Wessing LLP, Corporate Technology group

My work in the Corporate Technology group focuses on advising VC funds, investors and corporates (small and large) in connection with M&A transactions and fund raisings in the technology sector.

2005-2014
Associate, Jones Day, Global Disputes Department
2003-2005
Trainee Solicitor, Jones Day

My fee­-earning work has focused on advising clients (including high net-­worth individuals, financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and blue­chip corporations) in respect of high­ value commercial disputes and potentially contentious situations.

I have particular experience of claims involving financial institutions, contentious insolvency situations, fraud, shareholder disputes and gas price revision arbitrations. Details of some of the key cases that I have worked on are available here.

In addition to client work:

  • I introduced over £4m of business to Jones Day;
  • I was appointed to lead the process of selecting a panel of e­-disclosure service providers;
  • I was entrusted with the role of Deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer (from January 2013);
  • I contributed to the development of a department "house style" and suite of pro forma documents;
  • I provided training on disclosure and e­-disclosure to trainees and junior associates; and
  • I assisted in the preparation of marketing materials including pitch documents and partners' presentations at conferences.

During this period, Jones Day received a number of awards including:

  • "Dispute Resolution Team of the Year" at the Legal Business Awards i​n 2009 and 2014
  • "Litigation and Regulatory Team of the Year" at the B​ritish Legal Awards in 2009 and 2014, and
  • "Litigation Team of the Year" at The Lawyer Awards i​n 2014.

Languages

I am bilingual (English/French). I also speak good Spanish and basic German.

IT Skills

I am highly computer literate. I have extensive experience with mainstream software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint...) and can quickly adapt to new and custom IT systems. I also have specialist knowledge of e-disclosure platforms (including Clearwell, Relativity and Axcelerate). In my spare time, I enjoy computer programming and I wrote the code for this website myself.

Interests

I enjoy practising yoga, reading and developing my (basic) programming skills.