Knutsford solicitor gains nomination for regional drama award
The nomination is for her role as single mum ‘Rosie’ in the Wilmslow Green Room Society’s adaptation of the play Humble Boy.
Lottie, 30, said she was “delighted” to receive her first ever award nomination, and will find out if she is the winner at the GMDF awards ceremony on July 3.
“I certainly wasn’t expecting it so when I got the news it was a really nice surprise. I enjoyed doing the play. It was a challenge and it is great to know that all the hard work paid off. I must be doing something right!”
“I would describe Humble Boy as a bittersweet comedy. It is about a young man called Felix and his mother coming to terms with the death of Felix’s father, and as a result taking stock of the other relationships in their lives. My character Rosie is Felix’s long separated childhood sweetheart, and they have a child that, at the start of the play, Felix does not know is his.”
“She is a confident and self-reliant character and there was a lot to get my teeth into.”
Originally from Somerset, Lottie trained in London and joined Mace & Jones on qualification in October 2006. Based in the Knutsford office, she advises on divorce and cohabitant disputes, financial settlements and Children Act disputes relating to contact and residence.
She has been acting since school and already has her eyes on the next leading role.
“One of the things that appealed about joining the Wilmslow Green Room is that they are one of the few amateur groups that regularly perform Shakespeare, and I love getting to grips with his verse and language,” she said. “The group is staging Macbeth in the New Year and I’m hoping to get a part.”
“Everyone at work has been very supportive and sent their congratulations, so I’m going to make sure I invite them all to the next play!”
Back at the office, Lottie is an active member of Resolution (formerly The Solicitors Family Law Association) and chairs the regional group Young Resolution Manchester which she co-founded with Mace & Jones colleague Hannah Saxe.
She finds all aspects of her work as a family solicitor to be both interesting and rewarding. Lottie is particularly keen to find collaborative solutions to disputes and minimise the impact of separation on children. As a language graduate, she speaks French and Italian which assists in international cases.