Lily has completed the first six months of her Pupillage under the supervision of Catherine Silverton with a primary focus on criminal law. Lily is now accepting instructions across a broad range of criminal offences for both Prosecution and Defence work and is keen to develop a burgeoning practice.
Lily has demonstrated an impressive intellectual ability which is owed to her diligent work ethic. During her Undergraduate Law Degree, Lily graduated top of her year at Durham University and received the Lady Hale Prize for the highest dissertation mark in Law and Gender which was published in the Durham Law Review. Lily has also demonstrated high standards of oral advocacy which have been recognised throughout her studies and beyond. During her first six, Lily participated in a mock Health and Safety trial as Prosecuting Counsel where she received excellent feedback. She also has a proven ability to provide outstanding levels of criminal advocacy as demonstrated by her grades on the Bar Training Course and her receipt of the BPP University Advocacy Scholarship.
Outside of her academic studies, Lily has an ability to relate to and build a rapport with clients. During her first six, Lily has gained an invaluable insight into how to put clients at ease particularly in sensitive matters. Prior to commencing pupillage, Lily has gained experience working with the public and specifically with vulnerable individuals whilst working as a Care Assistant at a Nursing Home. This provided Lily with experience working with vulnerable individuals and developed her interest in Court of Protection work, an area which she welcomes instructions.
Lily is keen to establish a practice in Regulatory and Public Law. During her first six Lily has observed several Coronial Hearings including Jury Inquests. She has also gained an appreciation and understanding of the meticulous preparation and sensitive manner required in these cases and she looks forward to accepting instructions in this area.