Prior to pupillage, Maddie worked for two years as a paralegal at a specialist mental health and mental capacity law firm. There she represented clients before the First-Tier Mental Health Tribunal and instructed counsel in various Court of Protection matters.
In 2016, Maddie spent four months in America at the Oklahoma County Public Defender’s Office, assisting with death penalty trials. She continues to work with the attorneys on ongoing cases.
Maddie’s previous experience working with vulnerable people has informed her empathetic approach when representing clients across a range of practice areas.
Court of Protection
Having previously worked at a specialist mental health and mental capacity law firm, Maddie has experience in a wide range of Court of Protection (Health and Welfare) matters and has a particular interest in medical treatment cases.
Maddie is regularly instructed to represent parents, the Local Authority and the Children’s Guardian in both public and private law Children Act proceedings. She also represents clients in cases involving allegations of domestic abuse.
Maddie regularly prosecutes and defends in the Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court and Youth Court. She is a CPS Grade 1 prosecutor and has experience dealing with a broad range of offences, from driving matters to violent crimes.