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 significant experience defending in the magistrates’ court in a variety of criminal matters. She also conducts hearings at the crown court and is a CPS Grade 1 Panel Advocate. Throughout her time in practice, Sian has gained experience in dealing with vulnerable clients and has developed an approachable yet robust manner. Following the completion of her pupillage, Sian looks forward to developing into new areas of practice that chambers specialises in, particularly extradition and professional discipline work.
CPS v C- [Wellingborough Magistrates’ Court 2018] – 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 C [Southend Magistrates’ Court 2018] – Secured an acquittal for a client charged with assaulting an officer whilst being detained in a custody suite.
CPS v U [Hendon Magistrates’ Court 2018] – Persuaded court to impose conditional discharge on client with severe mental health issues who entered guilty plea to assault on day of trial.
CPS v B [Ealing Magistrates’ Court 2019] – Secured an acquittal for a client charged with domestic assault and avoided the imposition of a restraining order post-acquittal.
CPS v D- [Willesden Magistrates’ Court 2019] – Achieved a sentence of a fine for a client who was convicted after trial for ABH, persuading the judge to depart from the probation recommendation by presenting extensive mitigation.
R v Z – [Ipswich Crown Court 2019] – Committal for sentence for possession with intent to supply for class A. Persuaded the judge to grant a suspended sentence.
- 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 1 Panel Advocate
Criminal Bar Association
Young Fraud Lawyers’ Association
Women in Criminal Law
Young Legal Aid Lawyers’ Association
Extradition Lawyers’ Association