Called to the Bar in 2017
Miriam joined Chambers in September 2023 following the successful completion of her pupillage.
Since starting on her feet, Miriam has gained a broad range of experience in civil, family, and criminal matters.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Prior to joining chambers, Miriam gained a range of experience working as a Crown Court paralegal in a criminal defence firm in London, a paralegal in the Litigation Department of a silver circle firm, and as a specialist caseworker in the Mental Health Law department at a London based firm.
Alongside her studies and professional work, she also completed pro bono work with a range of projects including the SPITE #revengepornlaw project, the National Centre for Domestic Violence, and Streetlaw.
Miriam also undertook an internship with the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Tribunals mission at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, where she worked as a member of the IM Chaem defence team.
She welcomes instructions across the range of Chambers’ practice areas and is available to advise in writing or conference, as well as representing clients at hearings.
Throughout pupillage, Miriam undertook a wide range of civil work including:
- Small claims hearings;
- Stage 3 hearings;
- Fast track RTA personal injury hearings;
- Possession hearings;
- Applications to strike out and set aside orders; and
- Drafting pleadings.
At this time, Miriam only accepts instructions from solicitors and professionals.
During pupillage, Miriam has acted in a range of family matters, including applications for protective injunctions and private child proceedings. She looks forward to building her family practice going forward and is shortly due to undertake other areas of family work, including matrimonial finance matters.
Miriam is regularly instructed to both prosecute and defend in the Magistrates Court and Crown Court.
Miriam’s experience both during and prior to pupillage means that she has experience advising clients and dealing with vulnerable clients and witnesses, including those detained under the Mental Health Act and those in high secure facilities.
Miriam is a Grade 1 prosecutor.
Her work includes:
- Magistrates’ Court trials.
- First appearances and sentencing hearings in the Magistrates Court.
- PTPHs, mentions, and sentencing hearings in the Crown Court.
- Civil applications within the Magistrates’ Court.
LLB (Hons)- Northumbria University
MSc Global Politics- Durham University
BPTC- BPP University
Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn.