Prior to pupillage :
- worked as a county court advocate, conducting over 900 civil hearings before district and circuit judges, ranging from applications to small claims trials. Hearings involved a range of areas of law, including landlord and tenant, insolvency, and general contractual disputes
- volunteered through the Amicus charity, and spent several months in Houston, Texas, working as an intern on pre-trial capital murder and death-row appeal cases
Completed pupillage at the Crown Prosecution Service, which included gaining experience of charging decisions, case review, and prosecuting trials as a CPS advocate.
Since joining Citadel Chambers has established a busy practice which includes Magistrates’ and Youth Court work, and an increasing number of Crown Court cases. Practice includes both prosecuting (Grade 2) and defending, the latter uniquely informed by experience of working in the CPS.
Trials in the Magistrates’ and Youth Court have covered a range of areas of law and complexity. They have also involved dealing with vulnerable witnesses and clients.
Crown Court matters have included appeals against sentence and conviction, pre-trial preparation hearings, and sentence hearings.
By virtue of pre-pupillage employment, has experience of dealing with a wide variety of common law cases, and is fully competent to accept instructions in such matters.
- Lincoln’s Inn Sir Thomas More award 2011
- Lincoln’s Inn Megarry Scholarship 2016
- Winner of the Hammond Cup 2016 mock-trial and advocacy competition