Grace accepts instructions across a range of Chambers' specialisms, having been invited to become a member of EA Law - East Anglian Chambers in October 2017 upon the successful completion of her pupillage
Throughout her second six and into tenancy, Grace has accepted instructions across a wide range of family matters, acting for Applicants, Respondents and Rule 16.4 Children’s Guardians, at FHDRAs, directions, DRAs and final hearings in private children matters. She had also acted for applicants at return dates, fact finding and final hearings in domestic abuse applications and First Directions Appointments in financial remedy matters. She anticipates expanding her practice in these areas.
Grace has been instructed in respect of small claims matters encompassing credit hire, low value personal injury matters, infant settlement approval hearings and applications to set aside default judgment. She has also acted for defendants in possession hearings, applicants for third party debt orders and advises on quantum in personal injury and occupiers liability cases.
Grace accepts instructions in the Magistrates and Crown Court. She gained extensive experience during pupillage of prosecuting for the CPS and is a Grade 1 prosecutor. She has acted for the Crown and appeared for the defence in cases involving sexual offences, theft, criminal damage and common assault, public disorder, offences against the police, communications offences, speeding leading to exceptional hardship arguments, drug and drink driving. She has acted for individuals at parole hearings, appeared on behalf of the Probation Service in the Crown Court, provided written advice and acted for County Councils and the police in DVPO, POCA and SHPO applications.
Grace joined us as a first six pupil, based in Norwich in October 2016, under the supervision of civil practitioner Nicholas Michael. In her second six she was supervised by Juliet Donovan, from the criminal team.
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.