Saoirse joined chambers in 2019 after the successful completion of her pupillage.
Prior to joining the Bar, Saoirse worked as a financial market analyst in the city, during which time she acted as a point of contact for institutional clients, being responsible for fostering new relationships and leading negotiations. She was also involved in broadcasting a real-time audio feed (“squawk”) by microphone to around 30,000 listeners including traders, brokers and research analysts alongside managing the US Equities desk.
Saoirse has a thriving family practice, regularly appearing in a wide range of public and private child matters including those heard under the jurisdiction of the High Court. Saoirse has experience with cases involving serious allegations of non-accidental injuries to children, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, drug and/or alcohol dependence, neglect, mental health issues, abduction and deprivation of liberty in every stage of care, supervision, placement and adoption orders from urgent application to final hearing. She frequently represents the Local Authority, parents, children, interveners and is compassionate in dealing with clients with vulnerabilities, learning disabilities and capacity issues.
Saoirse represents parents, children acting via their guardian and interveners in care proceedings. She has conducted cases involving serious allegations of injuries to children and allegations of sexual abuse involving child and adult complainants at interim, multi-day and multi-week final hearings.
Saoirse frequently appears for applicants, respondents and guardians in private child proceedings including those seeking child arrangement orders and a wide range of proceedings under the Family Law Act 1996. Saoirse also accepts instructions in matters of matrimonial finance.
Saoirse represents clients at interim hearings and at trial in cases allocated to the Small Claims and Fast Track in matters of personal injury, housing, credit hire, injunction relief and committal.
Saoirse is a member of the Attorney General’s civil panel counsel: Junior Junior scheme
Saoirse receives instructions to appear before First-Tier and Upper Tribunals across the south west in immigration and asylum appeals.