Aphra has a growing practice in criminal law.
She regularly appears in the Crown, Youth and Magistrates courts on behalf of defendants in a broad range of criminal matters. Aphra has a particular interest in representing clients with mental health conditions who find themselves in the criminal justice system. She has experience in working with defendants with psychiatric disorders, psychological conditions, and defendants with autism spectrum disorder.
Aphra is instructed as Junior Counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. In Phase 1 she worked on assisting Junior and Lead Counsel to the Inquiry in preparing the evidence of the bereaved, survivors and residents. She continues to assist in the preparation for Phase 2.
Prior to pupillage, Aphra worked as a paralegal for a large criminal defence firm preparing trials in the Magistrates’ court and working with in-house counsel on complex Crown Court trials.
She also undertook an internship with the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants and assisted at weekly immigration advice session at a small charity in South London for newly arrived refugees and migrants.
2016 Bar Professional Training Course, University of Law, Very Competent
2015, Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Law, Commendation
2013, BA History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Further Professional Information
Jules Thorn Scholarship, Middle Temple 2014 and 2015
Blackstone Entrance Award, Middle Temple
Human Rights Lawyers Association Bursary Award
Aphra plays in the London Lawyers Symphony Orchestra, teaches the piano and is a Girlguiding UK Leader.