Experience

I have wide-ranging experience of public and regulatory law. I have worked with a diverse range of clients including public and private sector bodies, charities and individuals.

I regularly advise on complying with statutory obligations, decision making and challenges (including judicial review and public procurement claims) and drafting and following sound policies and procedures.

I have a particular interest in equality law, constitutional law, health and social care, public procurement, public inquiries and inquests, charities and education. I also have knowledge of data protection and freedom of information law. I am a qualified Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts, Civil Proceedings).

When I’m not working for Bates Wells, I am completing a PhD at Queen Mary, University of London, considering whether equality protections have constitutional status in the UK. She is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

  • I represented two NHS bodies in separate judicial review claims before the High Court.
  • I defended 10 contracting authorities in a claim against a combined public procurement exercise run by them.
  • I assisted with the transfer of functions from one statutory regulator to a new statutory regulator, including advising on the new legislation.
  • I represented a public body in a First Tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) case.
  • I’ve advised a charity in relation to a potential investigation by the Charity Commission.
  • I assisted clients to respond to Freedom of Information requests.
  • I have advised a disabled claimant on an equality claim in the High Court.
  • I represented a public body in an independent review of the role its activities played in a public scandal.
  • I advised on the application of the public sector equality duty in the health context.
  • I assisted a public body to draft its constitution.
  • I have challenged a procurement exercise run by a public body.
  • I advised a public body on the closure of a service.
  • I assisted a public body to understand the application of an EU freedom of movement directive to its activities.
  • I have represented a public body in a judicial review of a statutory consultation exercise run by it.
  • I have given training clients on the new General Data Protection Regulation.
  • I represented the claimants in an appeal of a judicial review claim in the Supreme Court.

Qualifications and career

  • University of Oxford, BA (Hons) French and Italian, 2010, 2i
  • College of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2011, Distinction
  • College of Law, Legal Practice Course, 2012, Distinction
  • Trained at Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in 2014
  • Associate Solicitor in the Dispute Resolution team at Baker & McKenzie LLP from 2014 – 2016
  • Secondment to the BBC Trust in 2014
  • Qualified as a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts, Civil Proceedings) in 2015
  • Birkbeck College, University of London, LLM, 2016, Distinction
  • Associate Solicitor in the Public Law team at DAC Beachcroft LLP from 2016 – 2018
  • Queen Mary, University of London, PhD, 2017 - Present
  • Joined Bates Wells in April 2018.

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Member of the Young Public Lawyers Group.
  • Founding member of the Women’s Equality Party.