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Brooke was called to the bar in 2016 and has recently successfully completed a common law pupillage at Dere Street under the supervision of Stephen Thornton. 

Brooke accepts instructions in all areas of chambers’ practice.

Crime

Brooke has acted for both Prosecution and Defence in a wide range of criminal matters.

She has considerable experience in the Magistrates court dealing with road traffic cases and has made many successful Exceptional Hardship applications for clients.

She also regularly appears in the Crown Court for both Prosecution and Defence and is on CPS Advocate’s panel at level 2. Brooke has dealt with a range of matters from assaults and drug offences to burglaries and coercive and controlling behaviour. She was recently instructed as junior counsel and assisted in successfully prosecuting in a 3-week multi-handed fraud matter.

Family

Brooke is experienced in each area of family law. She is regularly instructed for Local Authorities, parents and Children’s Guardians in Public Law cases dealing with issues of neglect, domestic violence, non-accidental injury and drug and alcohol use.

In private law Brooke has experience dealing with sensitive and complex matters ranging from domestic violence to jurisdictional issues. She takes a holistic and attentive approach to clients, recognising the difficulties and intricacies involved in these cases. Brooke is able to take clients through from first to final contested hearing.

Brooke is regularly instructed in financial remedy proceedings for both applicants and respondents where she is focused on achieving the best result for the client to meet both their financial and practical needs.

Civil

Brooke is experienced at representing claimants and defendants in matters on the small claims and fast track. She also provides clear, practical advice on a range of matters including personal injury and applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.

 

Memberships/ Professional Qualifications

·         The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

·         Leeds and district Medico-Legal Society

·         BPTC, BPP University Leeds (Very Competent)

·         GDL, BPP University Leeds

·         MA (Hons) Classical Studies, University of Leeds

·         BA (Hons) Classical Civilisations, University of Leeds