Work and Professional
From 1993 to 1997 I studied Classics at New College, Oxford. I was awarded the Ella Stephens scholarship.
In 1997/8 I spent a year at Sydney Grammar School in Australia as a teaching fellow. I taught Latin, Greek and sport to children aged 11 to 18. I also acted as an instructor in the army cadets and as a pastoral tutor.
During that year I also coached hockey at St George’s Womens Hockey Club.
In 1998/1999 I studied the Graduate Diploma in Law at City University in London.
In 1999/2000, I took the Bar Vocational Course. I finished in the top 20 students in my year.
Whilst studying for the Bar Vocational Course, I was a tutor in Equity in Trusts for undergraduates in law at City University.
For several years I was a volunteer with the Bexley and Bromley Advocacy scheme, now known as Advocacy for All, working on projects assisting people with aspergers and autism.
In 2000-1 I undertook pupillage at 4 New Square. My pupil supervisors were Ben Hubble, Paul Parker and Sue Carr (now Mrs Justice Carr DBE). I became a member of chambers in September 2001.
Since joining chambers, the main areas of my work have been professional indemnity, disciplinary/regulatory, costs, property damage and contract/insurance disputes.
I qualified for Direct Access work in 2016.
I am an accredited mediator, having trained in mediation through CADR.
I act as an assessor in costs cases, providing binding or non- binding determinations.
I am a member of the Professional Negligence Bar Association’s Adjudication Panel, having completed the Associations’s adjudication training.