Rochelle joined Temple Garden Chambers in 2021 and accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ core areas of work, with a focus on personal injury, health & safety, clinical negligence, public law, inquests and inquiries.
She is regularly instructed on behalf of claimants and defendants in small claims, fast track trials and applications, including allegations of fundamental dishonesty and credit hire issues. She is building a busy paper-based practice.
Prior to coming to the Bar Rochelle worked at a personal injury solicitors, where she gained extensive experience of all personal injury matters. This informs her understanding of the needs of both lay and professional clients, and insurers.
Rochelle also spent a number of years as a paralegal on the Infected Blood Inquiry. This involved liaising directly with NHS Foundation Trusts and Health Boards to co-ordinate a UK-wide disclosure exercise, drafting witness statements and producing Rule 9’s. She was the principal point of contact to a number of designated legal representatives, core participants and Inquiry witnesses.
Rochelle is currently instructed as junior counsel to the inquiry, led by Jenni Richards QC.
Rochelle completed pupillage under the supervision Tim Sharpe, Lionel Stride, and Sian Reeves, gaining experience of clinical and professional negligence, product liability, human rights law, immigration, inquests, judicial review proceedings, prison law and unlawful detention.
As a pupil, Rochelle gained proficiency at drafting pleadings and advices in a number of personal injury and human rights claims, including high-value claims, claims involving allegations of fraud and appellate work.