Victoria specialises in local government and regulatory matters and regularly acts for local authorities and individuals in the following areas:
- Health and safety
- Planning enforcement
- Housing-related enforcement and prosecution
- Statutory nuisance
- Housing possession, including Equality Act considerations
- Fly tipping and waste disposal
- Closure Orders
- Criminal Behaviour Orders
- Highways and streetworks
- Food safety
Victoria also provides advice to local authorities on their powers, procedure and investigations and has experience of acting as legal advisor to Committees in complex matters.
She has also been instructed to represent Trading Standards, HMRC, The Border Agency, The Environment Agency and the police in criminal and civil proceedings and applications. Victoria has also advised on police disclosure in family proceedings.
Victoria has substantial advocacy experience for her call and has experience of appearing in a range of courts and tribunals from the magistrates court to the High Court. Her experience and expertise draws on her time with the Crown Prosecution Service pre and post call and in-house legal work within local government. She has also acted as statutory Deputy Monitoring Officer.
Victoria is regularly instructed in fast track and small claim matters and undertakes work in the following areas:
- Personal injury
- Credit hire
Victoria is qualified to accept direct access instructions.
LLB (Hons) 2:1 – 2005
Criminal Bar Association
South Eastern Circuit