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Called to the Bar (Inner Temple): July 2008

Areas of practice 

Family: all aspects of family law, with a particular emphasis on matters concerning children, including; 

  • Private law children – all applications for Child Arrangements Orders and applications brought under the Children Act 1989 including: - 
  • Applications for parental responsibility orders; 
  • Applications for prohibited steps orders to include acting for parents who wish to remove, or oppose the removal, of their child from the jurisdiction of England and Wales; 
  • Applications for specific issue orders including permission to change a child’s name when agreement cannot be reached, cultural disputes such as changing or educating a child under a particular religion. 
  • Applications which concern disagreements about where or how a child should be educated. 
  • Applications for leave to remove a child from the jurisdiction either temporarily or permanently. 

Victoria represents both applicants and respondents at all stages, from FHDRA/first directions hearings through to final hearing, including interim contested and finding of fact hearings. 

Victoria has experience in representing parents involved in cases concerning sexual abuse, domestic violence and/or other welfare concerns.

  • Public law proceedings – representation of Local Authorities, Children’s Guardians, parents and relatives involving all applications brought under the Children Act 1989 and the Adoption and Children Act 2002.  
  • Domestic Violence – applications for non-molestation orders under the Family Law Act 1996. Victoria regularly accepts instructions from applicants seeking orders preventing harassment and the use and threat of violence from previous partners/other related parties and also for respondents to such applications. 

Immigration: Victoria has a variety of experience in all areas of Immigration law including;

  • Entry Clearance applications/appeals; 
  • Human Rights applications/appeals; 
  • Applications for indefinite leave to remain; 
  • Cases concerning EEA nationals and/or the family members of EEA nationals; 
  • Asylum Appeals; 
  • Deportation hearings; 
  • Bail hearings.



LL.B (HONS) - First Class, Sheffield Hallam University, 2007

BVC - Very Competent, Nottingham Law School, 2008


Prizes & awards

Cavendish Prize for the highest achieving LL.B student

Russell, Jones and Walker prize for Tort Law

Best Solicitors prize for a Dissertation concerning the legal issues surrounding the withdrawal of treatment from patients in a Persistent Vegetative State



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