Grace joined Temple Garden Chambers in 2022 having successfully completed her pupillage under the supervision of Tim Sharpe, Lionel Stride and Sian Reeves.
She accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ core areas of work, with a particular emphasis on extradition, personal injury and public law. She is regularly instructed on behalf of both claimants and defendants in small claims, fast-track trials and applications.
Grace originally read mathematics at New College, Oxford graduating with a First-Class degree. After turning to law, she gained a Distinction on the GDL at City, University of London. She has been awarded a number of prizes and scholarships, including the Lord Denning Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn and the Dean of BPP Law School Scholarship, a full-fee scholarship for the Bar Training Course.
Before commencing pupillage, Grace worked on a variety of pro-bono projects including at the Free Representation Unit, the School Exclusion Project and Camden Community Law Centre. At the latter, she assisted on a variety of public law claims, including in the fields of immigration and housing law. During pupillage, while under the supervision of Sian Reeves, she gained further experience in judicial reviews, prison law, immigration law and inquests. She has assisted in drafting pleadings and advices in matters of sensitive public law.
Grace is also developing a practice in personal injury and clinical negligence. While under the supervision of Tim Sharpe and Lionel Stride, Grace worked on high-value personal injury and clinical negligence claims, drafting lengthy schedules of loss and complex advices. Grace is currently editing a chapter on the quantum of damages in Bingham and Berrymans’ Personal Injury and Motor Claims. She is a contributor to the Personal Injury Brief Update newsletter and the Chambers’ Automated and Electric Vehicle blog.
- Buchanan Prize, Lincoln’s Inn (2021)
- The Dean of BPP Law Scholarship (2021)
- Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2019)
- Academic Scholarship, New College, University of Oxford (2016-2017)
- BA (Hons) Mathematics (First Class), University of Oxford, New College (2017)
- Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction), City University (2019)
- Barrister Training Course, BPP (2021)
- Personal Injury Bar Association
- Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum
- Administrative Law Bar Association
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