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Isobel is a solicitor within our Court of Protection team, joining in 2020.
Education & career
Isobel attended the University of Bath for her under graduate, studying Sociology BSc with placement and graduating with a 2:1. Her placement year was spent working for the children’s charity Barnardo’s, during which Isobel worked as a support advisor at the walk in homeless clinic for young people in the area - supporting young mums in accessing local support groups and sure start centres. She then went on to complete her GDL and LPC at the University of Central Lancashire, qualifying earlier this year.
I had always wanted to pursue a career in law, but after some good advice from Counsel on a mini-pupillage, I decided to complete the conversion route. My time with Barnardo’s reinforced my want to become a Solicitor as I saw the great work being done for so many different people. For me Court of Protection law offers a real opportunity to support and help people and to not just have file numbers.
Upon joining Potter Rees Dolan, Isobel says:
I think what struck me about PRD is the friendly and collaborative ethos of the firm. Even amid an international pandemic the firm has been immensely supportive as I navigate my role as a newly qualified solicitor.
Outside of work...
When not in the office Isobel is a keen traveller, and her next holiday is a tour of Russia in September 2021 - travel restrictions pending! On the weekends, Isobel loves meeting her friends for brunch and taking walks on the beach near her home.