Holly joined Chambers in October 2022 after successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Stephen Robinson and Rebecca Miller.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Holly received a scholarship from the Kalisher Trust to enable her to work at the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Here, she was involved in reviewing applications from convicted offenders who wished to appeal their convictions and/or sentences to the Court of Appeal as potential miscarriages of justice. Such reviews were of a high profile and complex nature, involving murder, sex offence, and terrorism offences. Holly often drafted legal research and advisory documents, including on hearsay evidence, joint enterprise, and time remanded in custody abroad to count as time served under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 to assist those who were not legally qualified.
Holly’s organisation skills and attention to detail hold her in good stead with case management and drafting. An approachable advocate, she has experience in dealing with vulnerable clients and is able to adapt her approach accordingly to suit their needs and wishes.
Before commencing the Bar, Holly trained for around 7 years as a performing arts student with Stagecoach Performing Arts, having performed in venues such as the Leeds Playhouse and Hull City Hall in leading performance roles.
From her second-six onwards, Holly appears regularly for both the prosecution and defence in the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court. She is developing a strong criminal practice in a wide variety of matters, including being instructed for the defence from road traffic matters to burglary and multi-handed drugs conspiracies. Holly has also appeared for the prosecution in numerous appeals against conviction and sentence.
During pupillage, Holly shadowed a number of serious sexual offences and domestic violence matters, having assisted in advising the CPS on evidence or whether sentences have been unduly lenient.
Holly is also developing an increasing practice in applications for Humberside Police and private prosecutions for health and safety matters, having advised Local Authorities on prosecutions for offences under the Trade Marks Act 1994.
Holly is currently a Grade 2 prosecutor.
Holly is currently instructed as led junior for the defence in a nine week criminal trial, involving mistreatment of patients in care homes, currently listed April 2023.
Holly is quickly developing a practice within private and public childcare proceedings and private Family Law Act proceedings. She regularly appears on behalf of parents, Local Authorities, or applicants and respondents to non-molestation and occupation order applications. Holly has been instructed on a wide range of private law proceedings from FHDRAs through to final hearings, and is also gradually developing her practice within Matrimonial Finance proceedings.
As a pupil, she has assisted her supervisor in the preparation of skeleton arguments, submissions, chronologies involving intaforensics telephone reports, and case management documents. She has also been involved in advocacy training with the FLBA, developing her family advocacy skills further.
Holly appears in the County Court in a range of civil matters, having represented claimants and defendants in Road Traffic Matters on both the small claims and fast track. Holly is also familiar with and is instructed in applications for possession and enforcement, mandatory / prohibitory injunctions, and Infant Approval / Stage 3 hearings.
Having previously volunteered for her university’s Legal Advice Clinic, Holly has previously advised clients under a supervising solicitor in respect of breach of tenancy agreement claims and mandatory injunctions, and has drafted schedules of loss for Litigants in Person.
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