Grace commenced her pupillage at Chambers in October 2016 under the supervision of civil practitioner Nicholas Michael. She will commence her second six in April 2017 under the supervision of Juliet Donovan, accepting instructions across a range of chambers practice areas.
Grace read law at Durham University and completed her BPTC at Kaplan Law School. She worked for over a year in the London office of an international silver circle law firm based in the Employment team with clients including FTSE 100 companies, private banks and insurance organisations. Whilst there, she assisted senior associates and partners on complex employment tribunal claims, working closely with leading Employment silks in cases involving allegations of discrimination, unfair dismissal and whistleblowing. She also has experience of judicial review matters.
She has worked within the Risk and Compliance team of another international law firm and, prior to commencing pupillage, she was involved in an employment tribunal claim with a leading City firm. She fully appreciates the dynamic interaction between solicitors and barristers and this translates into a professional, client facing approach to her work at the Bar.
With her first six months of pupillage in Norwich focused on developing an expertise across a broad range of Chambers practice Grace has been involved in drafting complex pleadings, attending civil mediations and court hearings across criminal, civil and family law proceedings. In her second six months she will be working from Ipswich, with the intention of developing and maintaining strong ties across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.