Practice Profile

Vicky read Jurisprudence at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating in 2007.  She was called to the bar in 2008 having completed her BVC at Nottingham Law School.  After this she spent 18 months working as an outdoor clerk in the county court and volunteering as an employment representative with the Free Representation Unit. 


Vicky completed her pupillage at Becket Chambers, Canterbury, in 2011 and remained there as a tenant for a further year, during which time she practised predominantly in family law.  Thereafter Vicky re-located to the Midlands where she was based at a local chambers from 2013 to 2014, practising mainly in crime and family.  As part of her criminal practice she dealt with numerous trials involving issues of domestic violence and gained extensive experience of handling vulnerable witnesses. 


Vicky joined Harcourt Chambers in 2015 and intends to consolidate and expand her family practice.  She travels nationally, but is particularly keen to undertake work in and around Leicestershire, where she has local knowledge of the courts and relevant amenities. 


Vicky is a supporter of pro bono work, having previously spent time volunteering with the FRU, Victim Support, Kent Law Clinic and other organisations.  She is willing to consider providing pro bono assistance in appropriate cases. 


Family Practice:


Vicky practises in all areas of family law.  She has particular experience of public and private Children Act and Family Law Act matters, having represented parents, extended family members and Children’s Guardians at all stages of proceedings. 


Notable Cases:


On an application for an Emergency Protection Order, representing a Father accused of historical sexual abuse.  The application was refused by the judge pursuant to Re X, with the court considering that the terms of the written agreement offered by the Father were sufficient in the circumstances. 


In care proceedings, representing an extremely vulnerable Mother (a victim of domestic abuse with long-term drug and alcohol addictions) from first appearance to final hearing.


Within care proceedings, representing an Aunt who sought a Special Guardianship Order in circumstances where a social worker had raised significant concerns about her.  Following cross-examination of the social worker, the SGO was granted in favour of the Aunt on day five of the seven day final hearing.






Midland Circuit

Middle Temple


2 Harcourt Buildings
Dx 373 LDE
Tel 0207 353 6961


Churchill House
3 St Aldate's Courtyard,
38 St Aldate's, Oxford
Dx 96453 Oxford 4
Tel 01865 791559


0207 353 6961


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