Expertise

Mary is currently working in the Personal Injury department. She previously worked in the Clinical Negligence department assisting in claims involving clients who have sustained catastrophic, life-changing injuries in a variety of circumstances, including road traffic accidents and accidents at work.

Experience

Mary has experience issuing court proceedings and has had the opportunity to attend both civil and criminal hearings. She has previously assisted in the settlement of a claim involving a client who suffered a brain injury as a result of a high-impact road traffic collision. Mary has also worked on various cases involving complex spinal injuries, orthopaedic injuries and pain disorders.

Mary previously assisted the Pro Bono department in providing advice to clients regarding both compensation and non-compensation issues. She provided advice on employment, welfare benefits, Powers of Attorney, Disabled Facilities Grants and funding for future care.

Career

Mary completed the LLB (Hons) in 2018 at the University of Sheffield. She then completed the LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management in 2019 at the University of Law in Leeds. Mary joined Stewarts in 2019 as a Personal Injury paralegal before commencing her training contract with the firm in 2020.

Accreditations and Memberships

Mary sits on multiple committees at the Black Solicitors Network, who were highly commended in the category of Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion at The Law Society Excellence Awards 2020. She is also a member of Leeds Law Society and The Law Society Junior Lawyers Division.

Personal

Mary enjoys art and photography and likes to attend exhibitions in her free time. Mary also enjoys charity work and is a director and trustee of Emmaus Leeds, a charity that focuses on tackling homelessness and social exclusion.