Cara is currently a pupil in Chambers. She is currently within her first six, but will be undertaking work in all of Chambers’ core practice areas in her second six, beginning April 2019.
Her ambition to become a barrister came from the desire to help others when they have to deal with the unfamiliar legal system. Having undertaken pro bono work with City Law School’s Family Advice Scheme, she understands that the court process can be daunting to those who haven’t previously experienced it. The Scheme assists litigants in person who cannot afford representation, with everything from the completion of court forms through to representation in the court room.
Before commencing Pupillage, Cara worked for a Local Authority and acted as advocate on their behalf in the Magistrates’ Court. This gave her experience of Local Authority litigation and understanding of both the role of applicant and the defence roles and responsibilities.
Cara has also previously taught debating in schools and prisons, including Feltham Young Offenders Institution; giving her a clear understanding of how best to approach different situations, as well as enhancing her communication skills and ensuring that legal jargon is explained clearly and concisely.