Prior to pupillage, spent two years working as a caseworker at Brixton Advice Centre, dealing with housing and community care law, and in particular homelessness. Gained experience in dealing with very vulnerable and disadvantaged clients. Also acted as a duty advocate at Lambeth County Court, defending possession proceedings on behalf of previously unrepresented clients.
Whilst completing the BPTC, reached the final of the 2013 Gray’s Inn moot competition, and went on to represent the Inn during the biannual moot tour of the USA.
Has been instructed in Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Court trials for offences including modern slavery, burglary, robbery, firearms, drugs and witness intimidation, and has represented clients in all types of hearings, from first appearances and bail applications to sentence and confiscation. Prosecutes at Level 2.
Recent instructions have included :
- represented a defendant acquitted of robbery following Jury trial, on an issue of mistaken identification
- represented a defendant charged with modern slavery offences, and successfully applied to dismiss the human trafficking count : the Crown subsequently offered no evidence against her in respect of all other counts on the Indictment
- represented a defendant who was acquitted following Jury trial on a charge of possession of cocaine with intent to supply, notwithstanding that the Crown had adduced evidence of his previous convictions for similar offences
- Miller v DPP  EWHC 262 (Admin) : successfully appealed by way of case stated. The High Court held that the Magistrates should have excluded evidence of the drug-drive procedure, given that the police had failed to call an appropriate adult to assist a suspect known to have learning difficulties and autism. The case was remitted to the Magistrates’ Court with a direction to acquit the defendant of failing to provide a specimen.
Well-versed in civil legal aid and litigation, and in particular community care, homelessness and judicial review.
Has a particular interest in quasi-criminal proceedings, including asset forfeiture, inquests and police work. Has represented the police, including in Police (Property) Act applications and has appeared on behalf of a 999 operator at an inquest into a suicide.
Criminal Bar Association
Kalisher Trust Essay Competition Runner-Up, 2016
Reid Scholarship (Senior Scholarship for Pupillage) – Gray’s Inn, 2015
Norman Tapp Memorial Prize for mooting – Gray’s Inn, 2013
Prince of Wales Scholarship – Gray’s Inn, 2012
CPE Award – Gray’s Inn, 2011
Gurnee Hart Scholarship – Jesus College, Cambridge, 2010