Chelsea Brooke-Ward

Year of call:

2017

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)

2019 - Tenant at PSQB

Appointments:

2019 - Grade 1 Prosecutor

2022 - Head of PSQB Employment Team

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)

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

Chelsea regularly attends Fast-Track Trials, Small-Claims, Disposals, Stage 3s, Infant Settlements and Interim Applications. She also advises on liability and quantum.

Chelsea is experienced in cases involving Credit Hire, Low-Velocity-Impact, Fundamental Dishonesty, and s.57 of the 2015 Criminal Justice and Courts Act.

Chelsea has previously 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.

Public Access

Chelsea may accept Public Access work, where she can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Chelsea’s clerks

Senior Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on  0113 2135254