“I am a British expat, originally from the Midlands, living in the Netherlands. I have lived in many places across the UK, and also in France and Spain.
I completed my legal education at the University of Hull, Leeds Metropolitan University, and l’Université Pierre Mendès in Grenoble, France. During my studies, I won a Commercial Law competition, designed to assess practical ability and commercial awareness.
I have always worked in the commercial sphere. I chose to specialize in Civil Litigation, as I enjoy being able to use my legal knowledge to help businesses find practical and commercial solutions when problems arise.
Since graduating in 2010, I have worked as a paralegal for two years and subsequently spent another two years completing my formal ‘training contract’. In 2014, I was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales.
I chose to work for Bierens because I wanted to use my skills as a UK-qualified litigation solicitor in an international environment. I feel a strong connection to the Bierens philosophy of achieving justice for the creditor, because I strive to achieve the best result for my clients.
At Bierens, I will be helping clients with their debt recovery cases that have a connection to the UK (or other common-law jurisdictions). I also advise on matters where contractual relationships are conducted in English. I take a commercial approach to debt recovery and always try and negotiate a settlement without the need for Court action. However, if a stronger approach is necessary I am not afraid to take forceful action against debtors.
I am currently (slowly!) learning Dutch but also speak English, French and a little bit of Spanish.”