‘Banter’ and breach of the Equality Act?05-11-2018
Saoirse joined chambers in 2019 after the successful completion of her pupillage, she has an analytical and meticulous approach and is a strong negotiator, who strives to give the best to her clients.
2018 Inner Temple
- S v SSHD (2019) - Appeared successfully for an Applicant against the Secretary of State for the Home Department in the Upper Tribunal Immigration & Asylum Chamber in an application for oral permission to apply for judicial review.
- Re: A Child (2019) - Acted for an intervener with learning difficulties accused of sexual and physical assault of a younger sibling in a ten-day final hearing.
- 2018: BPTC with LLM (BPP Law School, Bristol), Distinction
- 2017: GDL (BPP Law School, London)
- 2010: B.Sc. Chemistry (UCL)
- Inner Temple Leonard Woodley Pupillage Scholarship (2018)
- Winner, BPP Mooting Competition 2016-2017, at the Supreme Court (2017)
- Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights
- Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)
- Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC)
- Western Circuit
Saoirse joined chambers in 2019 after the successful completion of her pupillage (2018-2019).
Child and Public Law
Saoirse now specialises in child and public law. Saoirse has a thriving practice, regularly appearing in a wide range of public child matters including those heard in the High Court. Saoirse has experience with cases involving serious allegations of non-accidental injuries to babies and children, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, drug and/or alcohol misuse, neglect, mental health issues and abduction in every stage of care proceedings from urgent application to final hearing. She represents local authorities, parents, children and interveners and is compassionate in dealing with clients with vulnerabilities, learning disabilities and capacity issues.
Saoirse frequently appears in cases involving deprivation of liberty for children and young people, in addition to health care and welfare cases in the Court of Protection. Saoirse accepts instructions to act on behalf of local authorities, families, the Official Solicitor and NHS Trusts.
Prior to joining the Bar, Saoirse worked as a financial market analyst in the city, managing the US Equities desk.
Examples of recent cases:
- Representing a parent who had killed the other parent whilst the mother was pregnant with the child.
- Representing the local authority in an application by another party for injunctive relief pursuant to the Human Rights Act 1998, sections 7 and 8.
- Representing an intervener with learning difficulties accused of sexual and physical assault of a younger sibling in a ten-day fact-finding hearing.
- Representing a teenager who sought to challenge the making of a care order to move from foster care to independent living.
- Appeared successfully for an applicant against the Secretary of State for the Home Department in the Upper Tribunal Immigration & Asylum Chamber in an application for oral permission to apply for judicial review.