Victoria joined chambers as a tenant following the completion of her pupillage in October 2018.
Victoria’s practice now encompasses all areas of family law, from first to final hearing. She has experience representing clients at all levels up to and including the High Court. She is confident acting alone or as a junior.
Victoria acts on behalf of all parties in private children disputes, including parents, extended family members, and rule 16.4 Guardians. Her recent cases have included disputes about contact and residency, other section 8 orders (such as specific issues in relation to schooling) and parental responsibility.
Victoria has experience in cases involving allegations of parental alienation, applications for leave to remove, and those involving serious allegations of domestic abuse. A number of her cases have involved the instruction of experts.
Victoria acts in all aspects of family finance proceedings, including matrimonial finance, applications pursuant to TOLATA 1996, and applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.
She has undertaken advice and court proceedings in relation to variation and enforcement, and has experience in cases concerning pre/post-marital assets, contributions, non-disclosure, and jurisdictional issues.
Victoria has experience acting both in court and as part of methods of alternative dispute resolution, having represented clients in both Arbitrations and Private FDRs.
Victoria undertakes cases in public law proceedings on behalf of Local Authorities, parents, Guardians, and other family members. She has acted in cases involving neglect, domestic abuse, substance misuse and allegations of child sexual abuse.
She has recently acted as a junior to Victoria Green in a long running care case, from which two reported judgments are awaited.
Victoria undertakes cases at every stage of child abduction proceedings. During her pupillage she observed and helped with cases involving the Hague Convention and Brussels II Revised, including on an ex parte basis and contested final hearings.
Victoria accepts instructions from members of the public on a direct access basis.
Victoria is available to conduct private FDRs.
Reputation & Awards
An exceptional advocate and takes a pragmatic but tenacious approach to cases. She is well prepared and builds an excellent relationship with a client and instructing. She tackles difficult matters with ease and confidence.Legal 500, 2024 - Rising Star
“Victoria is a fiercely tenacious advocate whose grasp of complex issues is well beyond her years. Extremely well prepared and razor sharp, she also displays outstanding client care.” – Chambers & Partners, 2024
“Victoria is a confident advocate who holds her own against far more senior opponents. Hers is an engaging advocacy style and she is robust in cross-examination.” – Chambers & Partners, 2024
“Victoria has an engaging advocacy style with robust cross-examination skills.”… “Is absolutely one to watch. She is technically very strong, fantastic with clients and a superb advocate who is unfazed by anything she is faced with.” – Chambers & Partners, 2024
‘Victoria is an exceptional advocate and takes a pragmatic but tenacious approach to cases. She is well prepared and builds an excellent relationship with a client and instructing. She tackles difficult matters with ease and confidence.’ – Legal 500, 2024 – Rising Star
‘Victoria is exceptionally well-prepared, razor-sharp, responsive and fiercely tenacious in her advocacy. Her knowledge and expertise are far beyond her years. She is a fearless and talented advocate, and her ability to grasp complex issues quickly ensures that she provides invaluable advice. She is highly responsive to all queries, and her reassuring nature and attention to detail make her highly conscientious.’ – Legal 500, 2023 – Rising Star, Tier 1
“She is clear and succinct both in written pleadings and her advocacy.” – Chambers & Partners, 2023
Awards and Scholarships
- Lincoln’s Inn Sunley Scholarship
- Lincoln’s Inn Buchanan Prize
- Lincoln’s Inn Lord Denning Scholarship
- Lincoln’s Inn Hardwicke Entrance Award
- Newnham College Kemp Grant
- Newnham College Examination Prize
- Corpus Christi Academic Scholarship
- University of Oxford (BA in Jurisprudence: First Class)
- University of Cambridge (LLM: First Class)
- BPP Law School (BPTC: Outstanding)
- Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
- Family Law Bar Association