BVC (Very Competent), GDL (Commendation), College of Law
MA in International Relations, University of Essex
BA (Hons) History (2:1), University College London
Bar Vocational Course Exhibition
Victoria undertakes work across the spectrum of Chambers’ practice areas with a particular emphasis on family law.
Victoria receives instructions on a wide range of family law matters.
In public law proceedings, Victoria has represented local authorities, parents, grandparents/connected persons and guardians in applications for a wide range of public law orders, including: care orders, emergency protection orders, contested interim orders, contact (s.34(4)) orders, secure accommodation, location orders, disclosure orders, committals and adoption orders.
In private law children matters, she has experience of contact and residence applications (now Child Arrangements Orders), specific issue and prohibited steps order applications. She also has experience of applications for leave to remove from the jurisdiction and international child abduction proceedings.
Victoria undertakes work under the Matrimonial Causes Act, including contested divorce petitions and all aspects of financial (ancillary relief), including committals for non-compliance with orders. She also has experience of TLATA claims and Sch 1 Children Act 1989 applications. Victoria is also able to assist with drafting of consent orders to settle financial proceedings. She also conducts injunction hearings under the Family Law Act 1996, both ex-parte and contested hearings.
Victoria has experience of contested interim hearings, fact finding hearings and final hearings - including those involving international elements - and has advised on and appeared in appeals.
Victoria’s practice covers all levels of the Family Court from Magistrates to the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
Victoria accepts instructions to advise and draft documents on all areas of her family practice.
Prior to the successful completion of her pupillage, Victoria worked as the adviser to the compliance department of a multinational FTSE 100 company. This covered ethics, international corruption and data protection. She has particular expertise on the Bribery Act 2010. She also volunteered at a specialist Citizens Advice Bureau, advising on complex benefits and housing problems.
Victoria’s civil practice is wide ranging. She has acted for claimants and defendants in areas including personal injury, contract, debt, landlord and tenant and housing. In particular, her civil practice is focused on matters connected to family proceedings, such as joined applications under TLATA and Sch 1 of the Children Act 1989.
Victoria has acted for Local Authorities and is developing her practice in regulatory law.
Victoria accepts instructions to advise and draft pleadings on all areas of her practice.
What clients say;
"Victoria has an excellent rapport with clients. They are impressed by her and are happy for her to represent them again. The clerks are well organised and extremely helpful" - Parm Bhambra, MLC Solicitors
Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)
Victoria is Chairman of the Burma Campaign UK.
Victoria is qualified to accept instructions under the Direct Public Access to Barristers scheme