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Chelsea Brooke-Ward

Year of call:
2017 (Pupil)
Education:
First Class Honours LLB (Leeds Beckett University)
Very Competent BPTC (University of Law)
Career:
County Court Advocate (Quest Legal Advocates and Kearns Solicitors)
Civil, Commercial and Chancery Litigation Executive (Avisons Solicitors)
Appointments:
2019
Grade 1 Prosecutor
Memberships:
2019
Employment Lawyers Association
Awards:
2015
Level 3 Intermediate Criminology Certificate - Distinction
2016
Advocacy Scholarship (University of Law)
2016
Jules Thorn Scholarship (Middle Temple)
2016
Most Promising Student Award (University of Law)
2016
Milner’s Solicitors Best Employment Law Student
2016
Debating Competition Winner (University of Law)
2017
Criminal Mock Trial Winner (University of Law)
2017
Northern Moot Competition Winner (The Honourable Society of Middle Temple)
2017
Civil Procedure Rule Competition Winner (University of Law)

Chelsea is currently undertaking her pupillage at Park Square Barristers.

Before embarking on a career in law Chelsea was a very successful business owner. Being an employer, Chelsea developed a keen interest in Employment Law, which fuelled her ambition to join the Bar. Chelsea quickly developed experience in Employment Litigation through pro bono and consultancy work she undertook with various employment firms in Leeds before starting her pupillage at Park Square Barristers.

Chelsea has been quick to develop a busy practice here at Park Square Barristers within the Employment Team and is regularly instructed on behalf of both Claimants and Respondents. She has become a main source of referral to advise on the merits of successful claims, on behalf of insurance companies. Chelsea was recently instructed in a 4-day unfair dismissal tribunal. It was a complex case involving child protection issues, and the gross misconduct of an experienced social worker, with a bundle spanning more than 1000 pages, it dealt with complex investigations and detailed safeguarding policies.

Chelsea is happy to offer the delivery of in-house seminars and training for both employers and solicitor’s firms.

Paper Practice

Chelsea accepts instructions to draft pleadings and is happy to provide pre-action advice on the merits of individual cases. She is happy to work to short deadlines where papers need to be turned around quickly.

Contact Chelsea’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Chelsea is currently undertaking her pupillage at Park Square Barristers.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Chelsea was employed as a Litigation Executive, where she gained extensive experience in civil, commercial and chancery litigation. Her caseload ranged from high value breach of contract claims against government bodies, high value contested probate matters, and complex bankruptcy disputes.

Chelsea also grew a healthy clientele within property litigation. She has advised and represented clients in boundary disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, leasehold disputes, possession claims and housing disrepair. Recently she has successfully represented the Claimant in a complex building construction dispute where the issues involved both breach of Building Regulations and the Building Contract.

Chelsea has recently appeared in the Civil Appeal Court in Leeds where she was instructed to represent the Claimant in an appeal against a Deputy District Judges decision to strike out a claim for an Abuse of Process following a claim being pursued against a non-existent company after the company was deregistered from the companies register and thereby proceedings being a nullity.

Paper Practice

Chelsea accepts instructions to draft pleadings and is happy to provide pre-action advice on the merits of individual cases. She is happy to work to short deadlines where papers need to be turned around quickly

Contact Chelsea’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Chelsea is currently undertaking her pupillage at Park Square Barristers.

Prior to her pupillage Chelsea gained experience of representing clients in personal injury matters in road traffic accidents, employers/occupier’s liability, holiday sickness and industrial disease claims on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants in the firm where she previously worked.

Chelsea has recently appeared in the Civil Appeal Court in Leeds where she was instructed to represent the Claimant in an appeal against a Deputy District Judges Decision to strike out a claim for an Abuse of Process.

Paper Practice

Chelsea accepts instructions to draft pleadings and is happy to provide pre-action advice on the merits of individual cases. She is happy to work to short deadlines where papers need to be turned around quickly.

Contact Chelsea’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Chelsea is currently undertaking her pupillage at Park Square Barristers.

Chelsea undertakes a range of Police work on behalf of the Chief Constable, specialising in firearms/shotgun appeals under the Firearms Act 1968, Domestic Violence Protection Orders and Forced Marriage Protection Orders.

Chelsea has also developed a healthy criminal practice. She regularly appears on behalf of both the Prosecution and the Defence and has recently been approved as a Grade 1 Prosecutor.  She is quickly developing a healthy defence practice particularly for members of the Armed Forces appearing at the Court Martial.

Contact Chelsea’s clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Chelsea is currently undertaking her pupillage at Park Square Barristers.

Chelsea has also developed a healthy criminal practice. She regularly appears on behalf of both the Prosecution and the Defence and has recently been approved as a Grade 1 Prosecutor.  She is quickly developing a healthy defence practice particularly for members of the Armed Forces appearing at the Court Martial.

Contact Chelsea’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217