Court of Protection Paralegal
Alice is a Paralegal in our Public Law department, with expertise in areas such as Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Court of Protection matters.
During her time in the department, she has helped to secure appropriate education provision for children with SEN and/or disabilities, along with assisting members of the team with Court of Protection cases.
She assists with representing parties in respect of capacity disputes, best interests and section 21a appeals against Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). Some of these cases often address complex issues such as residence, care, sexual relations, contact, medical decisions and deprivations of liberty.
Alice has worked for Simpson Millar and its predecessor, Colemans-ctts, since 2013, beginning in our Legal Processing Centre.
Before that, she had entered the legal profession with a niche Solicitors’ firm in south Manchester, where she undertook a variety of roles. This led to her being promoted to become a fee earning Paralegal, handling her own caseload of consumer credit work from start to finish.
Having moved to Colemans-ctts to broaden her knowledge and experience, Alice worked in the Holiday Claims department specialising in Personal Injury and contract cases, before moving to the Public Law department.
Alice is studying the CILEx (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) course part-time. She is an Associate member of CILEx, and hopes to qualify in the next couple of years.
Alice has a CILEx Level 3 Certificate and a Professional Diploma in Law and Practice.
Interests outside of work
Alice enjoys keeping fit. As a keen runner, Alice has taken part in a number of long distance races including marathons, and one of her goals for the future is to run an ultra-marathon. She also enjoys travelling and learning about different cultures.