Biography

Nancy is a tenacious advocate who meticulously prepares her cases.  She provides robust and pragmatic advice and persuasive advocacy.  Nancy is personable and very good at building and maintaining effective working relationships.

Prior to joining the bar, Nancy worked at the International Court of Arbitration in Paris in the common law team, the United Nations Development Programme, Access to Justice Programme in Sierra Leone, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and in the international and group claims department of the leading human rights law firm Leigh Day where she was involved in several large group actions.  Nancy uses the diverse skills that she has acquired in her common law practice.

Nancy is the Vice Chair of Schools Outreach for Gray’s Inn and is currently a social mobility advocate for the Bar Council’s #Iamthebar 2020 – 2021 campaign.

Nancy is working with the UK Sierra Leone Pro Bono Network to draft the Sentencing Guidelines for the Anti-Corruption Division of the Sierra Leonean High Court.

Nancy has a growing civil litigation practice, and acts for businesses in breach of contract and debt collection cases.

She also has an active property practice providing advice and representation in landlord and tenant cases. She represents both landlords and tenants in possession and disrepair actions. She is also able to act in applications for injunctions, and is often able to accept instructions at short notice and to assimilate the facts quickly in order to represent her clients effectively.

Nancy is instructed by both Claimants and Defendant insurance companies in personal injury claims, as well as credit hire claims. She is experienced at representing clients at all stages of the claim, from interlocutory applications to trials in both the small claims and fast track. She is able to advise on allegations of fundamental dishonesty, and to deal with them effectively in court.

Nancy also has experience in advising on credit hire claims.

Nancy is a member of the Attorney General’s Junior Junior scheme and has received instructions from the Foreign Office to assist in the preparation of a judicial review claim as part of a team of barristers.

Nancy has a keen interest in public law and is looking to develop her practice in this area.

Nancy receives instructions to prosecute private statutory nuisance matters in the Magistrates Court.

Nancy is a CPS Level 1 Prosecutor. She is regularly instructed by the CPS and appears in the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Courts – she has prosecuted appeals against sentence and conviction in the Crown court and sentencing of dangerous offenders. Nancy has experience of a wide range of criminal matters include domestic violence, public order, racially aggravated offences, theft, burglary and motoring offences. She has been involved in a multi-handed youth court trial and successfully appealed a conviction for racially aggravated offences.  The appeal resulted in the racially aggravated elements of offences being dropped.

Nancy is also instructed to undertake private prosecutions for the local authority.

Nancy previously worked for KPMG France where she investigated compliance by a French bank with international and financial banking regulations.  She is experienced at dealing with compliance and regulatory issues.

Nancy has experience representing very vulnerable clients that have required the  assistance of an intermediary at Court.

 

Nancy accepts instructions in public children proceedings and has appeared at all stages of proceedings through to final hearings, including fact-finding hearings.  She regularly receives instructions on behalf of parents and local authorities.  Nancy has been instructed to appear in complex cases where she has made applications to dispense with the notification of care proceedings to parents with and without parental responsibility and non – disclosure to a  party in proceedings which have raised human rights issues.  Nancy has dealt with other matters such as:

  • Forced marriage protection
  • Honour based violence
  • Relinquished baby cases with international elements
  • Discharge of care orders

Nancy has also represented vulnerable clients who have necessitated the intervention of the Official Solicitor.

Nancy represents clients who are involved in private children proceedings and is instructed for all types of hearing, including FHDRAs, DRAs, directions hearings, fact-finding hearings and final hearings.  She has experience of representing parties in cases involving serious allegations of domestic abuse and parental alienation.

Nancy represents clients who are involved in Family Law Act 1996 proceedings, including proceedings involving allegations of serious domestic abuse. She has experience of proceedings in respect of non-molestation orders, occupation orders, forced marriage protection orders and committal for breach of undertakings and the different types of hearing, including without notice hearings, return dates, directions hearings and final hearings.

Nancy volunteered at women’s only advice centre where she advised and supported victims of domestic abuse. As a result, she has an empathetic and a reassuring manner which quickly puts vulnerable clients at ease.

To instruct Nancy in civil matters, please contact Greg Piner

To instruct Nancy in criminal matters, please contact John Wooloughan.

To instruct Nancy in family cases, please contact Jay Dorton or Stephen Bush.

Nancy comments on Nigeria's SARS for Littlelaw.co.uk 

Education

  • LL.B.(Hons) University of Nottingham
  • LL.M. University of Nottingham

Memberships

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Justice

Prizes

  • Sir Dingle Foot Award, Gray's Inn
  • Award from the Vocalize programme, Gray's Inn

Languages

  • Spanish
  • French