Year of Call: 2016
Inn of Court: Inner Temple
Sian joined chambers as a pupil in October 2017 and accepted tenancy in January 2019.
Sian has developed a practice prosecuting and defending all areas of general crime, and accepts instructions in professional discipline matters, appearing regularly the NMC on behalf of registrants. Throughout her time in practice, Sian has gained experience in dealing with vulnerable people and has provided advocacy training to the General Dental Council with regard to handling vulnerable witnesses.
Sian’s practice also extends to parole, representing prisoners at both parole hearings and appearing in the Admin Court, acting for the Claimant in a Judicial Review against the Parole Board.
Having accepted tenancy in January 2019 following the successful completion of her pupillage, Sian looks forward to developing into new areas of practice that chambers specialises in, specifically extradition and military law, and further developing her prison law practice.
Charter Chambers and its members are regulated by the Bar Standards Board
R (on the application of Samuel) v Parole Board for England and Wales  EWHC 42 Admin. – Acting for the Claimant, successful Judicial Review of the Parole Board’s Decision not to release to open conditions after failing to consider the correct legal test.
R v K (Chelmsford Crown Court) – Represented an 18-year-old who pleaded guilty to Violent Disorder and persuaded the court to impose a suspended sentence.
CPS v C (Wellingborough Magistrates’ Court) – Secured an acquittal in an assault PC case for a client who was a serving prisoner in which five prison officers gave evidence against him at trial.
CPS v D (Willesden Magistrates’ Court) – Achieved a sentence of a fine for a client who was convicted after trial for ABH, persuading the judge to depart from the recommendation of probation by presenting extensive mitigation.
Parole Board v W – Secured release for recalled IPP prisoner serving for sexual activity with a child. The client had previously been recalled and served an additional 5 years over tariff.
NMC v W – Successfully argued against registrant’s current impairment due to a past health condition and ensured substantive conditions of practice order lapsed upon expiry.
- BA History and Politics, University of Nottingham
- Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Sussex
- BPTC, BPP Holborn
- Exhibition Award for GDL (2014), Inner Temple
- Draper Scholarship (2014), University of Sussex
- Elfreda Edwards Scholarship (2015), Inner Temple
- Advocacy Scholarship (2015), BPP London
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
CPS General Crime Grade 2 Panel Advocate
Criminal Bar Association
Young Fraud Lawyers’ Association
Women in Criminal Law
Young Legal Aid Lawyers’ Association
Defence Extradition Lawyers’ Association
Inner Temple Junior Bar Association Committee Member 2019-2020