Adele studied at the University of Westminster, graduating with an LLB (Hons) degree in law. She spent six months working as a paralegal before joining renowned legal publisher LexisNexis Butterworths and then moving on to Sweet & Maxwell. She completed her LPC on a part-time basis at the (as it was then known) College Of Law and spent a year travelling and working in Australia before completing her training contract in Manchester.
Adele has experience of advising on settlement agreements, grievance and disciplinary processes, unfair dismissal, holiday pay, redundancy discrimination and tribunal litigation and has particular experience of advising Police Federation and Trade Union members.
Adele is chair of the Executive Committee of the Junior Lawyers Division of The Law Society of England and Wales. The Junior Lawyers Division is the largest division of the Law Society, representing over 75,000 members.
As a member of the Executive Committee Adele leads on consultation responses, liaises with the SRA in relation to their proposals to reform the solicitor qualification process and campaigns on issues of social mobility and access to the profession.
Adele is also a Social Mobility Ambassador for The Law Society and has had articles published in both Young Lawyer and the Solicitors Journal.