Niamh Ross – Pupil Barrister

Niamh Ross

Email: clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk

Phone: 0161 214 1500

Year of call: 2016

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Niamh is a first six pupil accepting instructions in all areas of family, criminal and Court of Protection practice. Niamh is undertaking pupillage under the supervision of Magdalen Case.

Having been granted the Gray’s Inn William Shaw QC Award, Niamh achieved an “Outstanding” grade in the BPTC and was called to the Bar in 2016. Prior to this, Niamh graduated with an LLB in Law with First Class Honours from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2015. Alongside her studies, Niamh acted as a volunteer supporter at Victim Support in Newham, specialising in supporting victims of domestic abuse.

 

Expertise

  • Family - Children

    Throughout her first six Niamh observed a broad spectrum of family matters and has developed a particular interest in children law, both public and private.

    Niamh has experience acting for local authorities and parents in public law proceedings in a range of hearings. Niamh has also been instructed by local authorities to draft written documents, such as case summaries and threshold documents, and to advise in pre-proceedings meetings.

    In private law matters, Niamh has acted for parents and for Children’s Guardians appointed under Rule 16.4. Niamh has a particular interest in cases involving allegations of domestic abuse and has gained experience representing vulnerable clients.

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  • Crime

    Niamh has been under the supervision of David James in respect of the criminal element of her pupillage. During her first six she shadowed members of Chambers prosecuting and defending in trials and various other hearings in the Crown Court including mentions, pre-trial preparation hearings, and sentences. Niamh also had the opportunity to observe trials and hearings in the Magistrates’ Court.

    Niamh is a member of the CPS Advocate Panel at level one. She has acted for the prosecution and defence in a range of hearings in the Magistrates’ Court, including trials.

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