"Sian is a dedicated family lawyer and a conscientious, safe pair of hands whoever she is representing."
Sian is an experienced barrister, with a practice covering public and private children cases and family finance. She is a highly persuasive and effective advocate. Her clients find her to be a sympathetic advocate, one who understands the importance of building a strong rapport with clients in order to make difficult circumstances feel more tolerable. She has considerable legal knowledge and courtroom skills, which she deploys to achieve the best results for her clients.
Sian was called to the Bar in 2008 and became a tenant at Harcourt Chambers in 2009 after successfully completing her pupillage there.
Sian’s practice includes matrimonial finances, Schedule 1 claims and TOLATA matters and she is highly experienced with third party claims and enforcement.
Sian strives to achieve the best outcome for her clients. She is known for her forensic attention to detail and is rigorous and tenacious in fighting her client’s corner. She is a highly experienced trial advocate but is pragmatic too, and knows when and how to protect her clients’ best interests. Sian is commercially astute and is well able to manage tough negotiations.
Sian has extensive experience of representing all parties in public law proceedings, including those assisted by the official solicitor or intermediaries. Her practice covers the whole scope of public law, including highly complex medical cases. Sian has a thorough and pragmatic approach to case management in the early stages and is particularly effective in cross-examination and trial advocacy.
Sian has represented parents and children in a wide variety of private law cases. She has considerable experience of disputes concerning applications for child arrangements orders, and more specialist areas such as removal of parental responsibility and internal and international relocation. Sian has a reputation for being able to establish a rapport with a wide range of clients, from the very vulnerable to highly successful professionals. Her flexible and adaptable approach enables her to achieve positive outcomes for clients.
Sian is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public under the Direct Access Scheme in appropriate circumstances.