Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021
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Police Law: Mainly Defendant - All Circuits
Represents the police and the IOPC in sensitive police inquiries, disciplinary hearings and civil claims, with a focus on death by police contact. She is noted for her effectiveness in inquests.
Strengths: "She comes across as very intelligent and committed." "She has shown incredible insight and good tactical prowess."
Recent work: Represented the Metropolitan Police in a claim brought by a man who had been arrested on the grounds of evidence provided by an unreliable witness.
Inquests & Public Inquiries - London (Bar)
An experienced barrister offering considerable expertise in matters involving the police. She is regularly instructed in inquests and high-profile public inquiries involving police investigations and operations. She also handles some of the most controversial healthcare-related inquests.
Strengths: "Particularly insightful and brings years of experience of tactics in police cases. Very assertive and assured."
Recent work: Acted on behalf of the Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust in the inquests following the deaths of ten patients of Paul Miller, a consultant urologist accused of serious negligence.
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Police Law; Inquests and Inquiries; Public and Administrative; Professional Discipline. Jean Charles de Menezes, Azelle Rodney, Hillsborough, Kingsley Burrell, Aston McClean Williams, Graham Stoten and 11 others – negligent urologist, IICSA, Balleymurphy, (NI) Grenfell Fire Inquiry and UCPI
Civil litigation last 12 months Harvey Proctor, Paul Gambaccini and ongoing matters in relation to the investigation into the murder of Madeline McCann, Hyde Park bombing, Hillsborough and Police Overtime litigation.
Professional discipline Supt Robyn Williams
Judicial review R (on the application of Williams) v Police Appeals Tribunal & Anor  EWHC 2708 (Admin) impact of mitigation in disciplinary proceedings; the lawful disclosure of information under the Police Act 1997 see conjoined appeals R (P ) v SSHD and another  EWCA Civ 321 (disclosure of reprimand for sexual offence committed whilst a child).
Called to the Bar 1988; Silk 2012