After gaining a degree in English Literature at a not-very-prestigious university, I worked as a barmaid, legal secretary and note-taking clerk before completing a law conversion course. Thanks to a scholarship from Gray’s Inn Of Court I was able to take my Bar Vocational Course. I qualified as a barrister in 2005.
For nearly a decade I was a criminal and family barrister both in London and around the country. I went on parental leave to have my two children and wrote my debut narrative non-fiction book, In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law published 2018 by Transworld(Penguin Random House). Part memoir, part narrative account of cases I was involved in, the book sought to shine a light on the unseen, untold stories behind the world of law.
Books in order of publication:
In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law – 2018
Rooted: Stories of Life, Land, and a Farming Revolution – 2023