Juliet joined Chambers in October 2018 after completing her pupillage under the supervision of Marcus Grant, Paul McGrath and Myles Grandison.
She is developing a busy practice across all of Chambers’ core practice areas, with a particular focus on personal injury, inquests and inquiries, public law, extradition, and costs and civil procedure. She is also keen to accept instructions in the fields of employment and education law, having previously undertaken pro bono work in these areas.
During pupillage, Juliet was involved in a wide range of matters, including contempt of court proceedings arising out of fraudulent “cash for crash” claims (Liverpool Victoria Insurance v Yavuz & Others  EWHC 3088 (QB)); advising on the proper construction of s.7 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009; a test case before the Divisional Court on whether extradition to Poland would violate Art. 6 of the ECHR, in light of constitutional changes enacted by the Polish government (Lis, Lange and Chmielewski v Poland, judgment awaited); appeals in the Upper Tribunal concerning the application of Para. 322(5) of the Immigration Rules; and a number of unlawful detention cases and claims brought by prisoners alleging breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the ECHR.
She has been practising in her own right since April 2018, and in that time has appeared in both the County Court and the High Court. She has already been retained as trial counsel in high-value multi-track litigation, and is developing a thriving appellate practice. A recent highlight was appearing as sole counsel in a full-day appeal concerning solicitors’ liability to pay the fees of expert witnesses, which raised complex issues of agency law, costs law, and professional regulation.
Before coming to the Bar, Juliet held research posts at UCL and Oxford University’s Faculty of Law, specialising in constitutional law and civil procedure. Prior to joining Chambers, for the legal year 2016-2017, Juliet was Judicial Assistant to Lord Justices Tomlinson, Flaux and Jackson. During this time, she conducted research and advised on the merits of appeals and permission decisions. High-profile cases in which she was involved included:
- Ivey v Genting Casinos Ltd  EWCA Civ 1093 (on the meaning of “cheating” at common law, and the relevance of dishonesty to that concept);
- Qader v Esure Services Ltd  EWCA Civ 1109 (holding that fixed costs do not apply to cases which exit the RTA or EL/PL Protocols and are subsequently allocated to the multi-track);
- Turley v London Borough of Wandsworth  EWCA Civ 189 (holding that it was permissible, under Arts. 8 and 14 of the ECHR, to impose a residence requirement on a cohabitee, in order for her to succeed to her deceased partner’s secure tenancy);
- Purcell & Others v Public Prosecutor of Antwerp, Belgium & Others  All ER (D) 113 (an extradition appeal concerning prison conditions in Belgium);
- McBride v UK Insurance Ltd  EWCA 144 (now the leading authority on assessing the “Basic Hire Rate” in credit hire claims);
- Kamoka & Others v The Security Services & Others  EWCA Civ 1665 (holding that the Hunter abuse of process doctrine had no application where the earlier proceedings were Closed Material Proceedings; subsequently upheld by the Supreme Court).
Juliet also worked closely with Lord Justice Jackson on his latest review of civil litigation costs. During that time, she was appointed by him to a number of working groups consisting of senior practitioners and judges, to develop proposals and draft rules for the implementation of a new fixed costs regime. She and Lord Justice Jackson are currently co-authoring a book on the theory and practice of disclosure around the common law world.