Overview of Practice
Bethany became a member of chambers in October 2017, following successful completion of pupillage. She prosecutes and defends in the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Courts, and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work. She has represented the Home Office, HMRC and the Director of Border Revenue in cash forfeiture and condemnation hearings and represented clients in POCA enforcement proceedings. Bethany is often instructed to defend driving matters, successfully advancing both Special Reasons and Exceptional Hardship arguments.
Before embarking on the Bar Professional Training Course, Bethany spent six months volunteering for the Mississippi Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel, assisting lawyers working on last stage appeals for clients on Death Row.
Before commencing pupillage, Bethany returned to the US, working in St Louis at the Capital Research Institute, looking into racial bias in Capital sentencing, returning to volunteer at the Mississippi Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel and spent three month at Orleans Public Defenders, defending both capital and juvenile life without parole cases. Bethany also worked for six months as an investigations paralegal at Fulcrum Chambers gaining experience working on a large Bribery and Corruption case.
In 2019, Bethany became instructed as junior counsel for the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (instructed by DWF) in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.