Colleen has over four years experience working in personal injury litigation, both as an apprentice and subsequently as a qualified Solicitor. She graduated from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in 2019, following her degree in Law and Politics.
Colleen was attracted to a career in litigation having been involved in a road traffic accident as a child. Her memory of the help and support she and her family were given by the solicitors who represented them remains a driving force behind her passion for personal injury litigation. Colleen also has an interest in medicine and anatomy and assisting people who are injured, and has a particular passion for orthopedics.
Colleen is also qualified to practice in the Republic of Ireland and is a qualified First Aider.
Colleen understands the feelings and experiences of her clients in these difficult situations. She has particular empathy for parents and children and is passionate about helping people.
Colleen knows that the aftermath of an accident can be a vulnerable time for clients and is sensitive to their needs and concerns. She enjoys building positive relationships with her clients.
- Acted for a client with a minor short lived orthopaedic injury, who mentioned in passing that they had experienced a psoriasis flare up from the incident triggered by the stress of the accident. Colleen included this in her client’s personal injury claim and increased their settlement by over £5000.
- Colleen is especially interested in minor settlements and looking after children because of her own personal experience.
Outside of work
Colleen attends a weekly boxing class which is a lot of fun! She also enjoys running and walking, and is taking part in the Belfast Marathon relay with the JMK team to raise money for Cancer Fund for Children.