Grace joined chambers as a tenant in October 2017, following successful completion of her pupillage. During pupillage, Grace was under the supervision of Robin Powell, Michael Glaser and Damian Stuart, gaining experience across the breadth of FOURTEEN’s specialisms. Grace practices in all areas of family law, with a particular interest for financial remedy proceedings.
Grace represents both applicants and respondents in private law Children Act 1989 matters, including intractable contact disputes, applications for leave to remove permanently from the jurisdiction and cases involving serious allegations. Grace has a particular interest in disputes with jurisdictional questions. Grace takes a robust yet pragmatic approach to these proceedings.
Grace has gained particular experience of applications in which there are concurrent Family Law Act proceedings. Throughout her second-six pupillage, Grace was frequently instructed to represent both applicants and respondents in applications for injunctions, from the ex parte application to final hearing.
Grace is regularly instructed to represent local authorities, parents and guardians in public law proceedings. Her work in this area has included applications by the police for the disclosure of documents from the proceedings.
Before qualifying as a barrister, Grace gained invaluable experience working in Jersey for an Offshore law firm in their litigation department. During this time, she worked on cohabitee claims, complex family trust disputes and high value financial remedy proceedings. She also gained experience working on the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry.
Having gained experience in Jersey, Grace has a keen interest in financial remedy applications. She is regularly instructed to represent both applicants and respondents in financial remedy proceedings, and related issues such as applications to amend the Petition.
LLB (Hons) (Cardiff University) 2012, First Class
BPTC (Cardiff University) 2013, Outstanding
Family Law Bar Association