Criminal, Family and Civil Barrister
- Year of Call
Evie regularly appears in the Crown and Magistrates’ Courts, where she prosecutes and defends in all stages of proceedings. She is frequently instructed in trials, committals for sentence, applications, and appeals.
During her practice, Evie has become experienced in cases involving vulnerable witnesses and defendants, and she frequently represents individuals with mental health difficulties. She has been complimented on her pragmatic and personable manner with her clients.
Evie is a Level 1 CPS prosecutor and is regularly instructed by the CPS and the police.
R v A
Evie successfully made an application to dismiss at the Crown Court due to insufficient prosecution evidence. The case was dismissed, and the client maintained their good character.
R v D
Evie successfully defended a male charged with drug driving due to the late service of evidence. The case concluded by the Crown offering no evidence. Evie was commended for her legal argument.
R v B
Evie prosecuted a male charged with racially aggravated public order offences, and he was convicted of both. Through Evie’s cross-examination, the defendant admitted he had used racist language.
R v M
Evie defended a male charged with possession of an offensive weapon. She successfully made a submission of no case to answer, and the case was dismissed.
R v K
Evie prosecuted in the first hearing of a defendant charged with murder.
Evie regularly acts for parents in both private and care proceedings from application stage through to contested interim and final hearings. Having assisted clients in her role as a Personal Support Unit volunteer prior to coming to the Bar, Evie has extensive experience in this area.
Evie represented a mother in a Re W hearing where there were allegations of sexual abuse against the father.
Evie represented a father in a public law matter which involved concurrent criminal law proceedings.
Evie represented a mother in a final hearing where there were issues of historic domestic abuse between the parties.
Evie represented a vulnerable client in a successful transfer of tenancy application.
Evie was repeatedly instructed to represent a mother in both private child proceedings and financial proceedings
Biographical and Other Information
- CPS Advocacy Panel, Level 1 • 2019-2020: As a county court advocate, Evie appeared in a variety of civil hearings across the Western Circuit • 2019: Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) (Very Competent) • 2018-2019: During the BPTC, Evie volunteered in HM Prison Pentonville, teaching debating to inmates • 2018: Queen Mother Scholarship and Blackstone Entrance Exhibition Award from The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple • 2018: Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) (Commendation) • 2017: BA Hons English, University of Exeter (First)
Civil Law team members
Year Of Call : 1987
The main focus is in ancillary relief (financial remedies) for husbands, wives and children, especially where there are trust and/or business assets and farms. Mark cuts through volume of paper to the core and critical issues and is focussed and blunt with his clients and the Court alike.View Profile
Year Of Call : 1994
Hugh has extensive experience acting for Local Authorities, parents, grandparents, Guardians and proposed special guardians in care proceedings, including representing young and vulnerable parents, clients with learning difficulties and clients with chronic health email@example.com View Profile
Year Of Call : 2000
Lara has represented both Claimants and Defendants in a variety of matters for over 20 years. She has a wide general civil litigation practice, and has given numerous Continuing Professional Development talks and seminars. She is certified to conduct all aspects of litigation, and therefore is certified to carry out all the legal work that not only barristers do, but also those legal activities usually reserved to firstname.lastname@example.org View Profile
Year Of Call : 2005
Emma is a practitioner who accepts instructions in both civil and family law. Personable and approachable to clients, Emma has a practical and down-to-earth style both in conference and in email@example.com View Profile
Year Of Call : 2010
Felicity is a common law barrister with an established and varied practice in all aspects of criminal and civil law. Felicity is thorough, practical and robust in her approach, whilst remaining firstname.lastname@example.org View Profile
Year Of Call : 2011
Laura is a family barrister with a busy and varied practice acting and advising in public and private law proceedings, applications for injunctive relief and financial remedy proceedings. She is a personable and approachable advocate who prides herself on going the extra mile for her clients. She has studied and worked internationally in France, Brussels, Luxembourg and New Zealand and is a Denning and Eastham Scholar of Lincoln’s Innlaura.email@example.com View Profile
Year Of Call : 2019
Evie accepts instructions in both criminal and family law. She regularly appears in the Crown and Magistrates’ Courts where she prosecutes and defends in all stages of proceedings. She also acts for parents in both private and care proceedings from application stage through to contested interim and final hearings.
Since joining Walnut House after successfully completing a twelve-month pupillage in chambers, Evie has continued to enjoy a busy and varied practice. She has been complimented on her pragmatic and personable manner with her firstname.lastname@example.org View Profile
Year Of Call : 2020
Sam joined Walnut House as a pupil under the supervision of Hugh Cornford in 2020 and was made a tenant at Walnut House in October 2021. Sam is developing a diverse and varied practice. He prides himself on being approachable with clients and offering pragmatic advice. Prior to commencing pupillage, Sam worked as a paralegal in the family department of a regional law email@example.com View Profile
Year Of Call : 2021
Zoe joined Walnut House in 2021 as a pupil under the supervision of Laura Searle. Prior to pupillage, she worked as a paralegal at a boutique agricultural law firm. During her BPTC, she volunteered as an Appropriate Adult, supporting children in police station interviews, and at Support Through Court, assisting litigants in person with the court process. She has also completed internships assisting a children’s charity with their policy documents, and in the privacy department of an international firstname.lastname@example.org View Profile