Celine has successfully completed her first six of pupillage under the supervision of Charlotte Worsley QC, Head of the Family Team, and Kate Batty, Deputy Head of the Criminal Team. During pupillage, Celine has also engaged in Credit Hire hearings and is keen to accept instructions in these matters, in order to develop a flourishing practice. Celine’s dedication to preparation and hard work underpins her professional approach, which will be utilised in such cases. Celine has a rigorous academic background which underpins her case preparation. Whilst studying at Durham University, Celine acted as Pro Bono Project Director for Families in Care, a charity based in the North-East of England. Within this role, Celine advised and supported often vulnerable parents throughout care proceedings. Celine attended hearings with parents, advised them on potential prospects of success upon appeal and guided them through the family courts. Celine completed her Dissertation on Re W and the child’s participation in the family courts, receiving a First-Class mark for her research, later published in the Durham Law Review. She received a scholarship from her University based upon proposing this research as a Master of Jurisprudence. Through her work in family law Celine has honed an acute understanding of the demands of civil law.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Celine worked extensively with vulnerable witnesses and victims of sexual violence in partnership with Rape Crisis and in a pro-bono capacity. She has honed skills required to put clients at ease and anticipates deploying accrued skills into practice. Celine has aided elderly individuals in drafting Lasting Powers of Attorney, honing her ability to prioritise the needs of senior and potentially vulnerable clients.
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