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13 October 2020

In the first edition of Health & Care Matters we caught up with two of newly promoted Senior Associates to find out a bit more about them. For this edition we grabbed five minutes with Jessica and Peter, both of whom recently qualified as solicitors to find out whether they have always wanted to be lawyers and what it is they actually do. Read on to find out why fighter pilots and flying fighter jets crop up in both their responses and why a cup of tea is important!

Jessica Fellows-Moore - Associate, Health Advisory & Litigation

Q. Which area of law do you specialise in?

A. Clinical negligence.

Q. In five words describe the work you do?

A. Claims resolution for healthcare providers.

Q. What has been your career highlight to date?

A. The most standout moment (so far) is the mixture of relief and elation of qualifying as Solicitor after 8 years of training. I’ll certainly remember qualifying during a pandemic.

Q. Tell us something about yourself other probably don’t know.

A. After my career debut at the Royal Courts of Justice for a Court of Protection case as Trainee Solicitor, I did a Superman-like change before getting on a plane to go trekking in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.

Q. What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

R. The (un)official world ranking of Espresso Martinis – by Jess Fellows-Moore.

Q. What’s the best way to start the day?

A. A good cup of tea!

Q. What mystery do you wish you knew the answer to?

A. I went to watch Brian Cox live and it baffled me that dark matter exists but we don’t really know or understand what it is.

Q. Did you always want to be a lawyer?

A. I wanted to be a fighter pilot but that dream was soon dashed when I realised I didn’t have 20/20 vision. Maybe in another life!

Peter Guille - Associate, Health Advisory & Litigation

Q. Which area of law do you specialise in?

A. Inquest and advisory law, which includes mental capacity, Court of Protection, Mental Health Act and serious medical treatment cases.

Q. In five words describe the work you do?

A. Analyse, advise, apply, advocate and protect.

Q. What has been your career highlight to date?

A. Working in house on secondment for an acute NHS Trust. Getting to grips with the pressures facing our clients first hand!

Q. Tell us something about yourself others probably don’t know.

A. I used to work for a company that manufactured air to air refuelling systems for fighter jets.

Q. What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

A. CPR (and I don’t mean the Civil Procedure Rules!)

Q. What’s the best way to start the day?

A. Sitting outside with a cup of tea.

Q. What mystery do you wish you knew the answer to?

A. How many handbags does my wife actually need?

Q. Did you always want to be a lawyer?

A. After my undergraduate law degree I actually became a paramedic. My current role however allows me to combine these two interests and I believe it gives me a unique perspective when considering the facts of a case.

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