Betsy joined Chambers as a 1st Six Pupil in October 2019 under the supervision of Benjamin Knight. Betsy’s pupillage is mixed with an emphasis on Criminal law.
Betsy is now available to take instructions as a 2nd Six Pupil and accepts instructions in all areas of criminal law and lower level Personal Injury matters.
During her first six months, Betsy experienced all levels of criminal practice both in the Magistrates’ and Crown Court. Betsy also assisted Mr Knight on numerous high-level cases, producing successful written applications and complex arguments, as well as liaising with case theory and strategy.
Betsy has an impressive and natural manner with clients and her analytical mind and persistence allows for a first-class job.
Prior to the Bar, Betsy studied Law at the University of Liverpool.
During her studies, Betsy was recognised for numerous achievements including her research into The Organ Trade and its problematic challenges to law and social policy and her contribution to live debate within practical modules.
Betsy was awarded an international internship from her University, where she travelled to Shanghai, China and worked and marshalled in local firms and courthouses during the summer of 2015.
Throughout her degree Betsy also undertook volunteer work at Liverpool Law Clinic. From this, she was selected to research and prepare work on the highly publicised Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign which lead to her team being Shortlisted for the LawWorks Attorney General’s Pro-Bono Award.
Betsy then went on to complete the BPTC in Manchester, achieving an overall Very Competent Grade with Outstandings in all her advocacy-based modules.
Before commencing pupillage, Betsy worked as the sole paralegal to a Senior Associate within Clyde & Co’s Catastrophic Injury and Large Loss team.
Betsy has studied Tae Kwon Do since she was seven years old and gained her Black Belt, first Dan ranking at the age of fourteen. She has won awards for both her fighting ability and Poomsae technique.
Betsy also enjoys attending the theatre, keeping fit and cooking.
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