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Grace is available for hearings conducted both in person and remotely.
Grace commenced her pupillage at One Pump Court in October 2019, with Mary Hughes (Family) and Stephen Knight (Crime) as her supervisors.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Grace was employed as a paralegal at Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors (formerly Steel & Shamash), working primarily in care proceedings and private children law. Before this, she clerked for Powell Spencer and Partners. Additionally, she previously worked as a family and civil litigation paralegal at Lock & Marlborough Solicitors, predominately in complex civil fraud proceedings.
Throughout pupillage Grace has observed and assisted with a broad range of work across the criminal courts. She has drafted advices and grounds of appeals against convictions and sentences, as well as CCRC referrals, in complex cases involving murder, manslaughter, and serious sexual offences.
Grace has successfully represented clients for the Free Representation Unit in social security tribunals. She has volunteered as a caseworker for the National Centre for Domestic Violence, assisting applicants with obtaining non-molestation and occupation orders.
Grace has written about criminal justice reform for the International Review of Contemporary Law and the Socialist Lawyer magazine. Her interest in criminal law reform stems from her work during her Masters’ dissertation, focussed on rape law reform in the UK.
Grace’s interests involve women’s rights and related law reform.
Bar Professional Training Course, City Law School (Outstanding)
LLM in Bar Professional Training, City Law School (Distinction)
LLB Law, University of Bristol, (First Class Honours)
Executive Committee of the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers
Haldane Feminist Lawyers
Young Legal Aid Lawyers
The Family Division of the High Court has handed down judgment concerning the judicial use of rape myths in a fact-finding trial in Children Act 1989 proceedings. The appeal has led to a recommendatio— Read more