Danielle joined chambers in 2018 after successfully completing pupillage under the supervision of Chloe Fairley. She accepts in instructions in a range of crime, regulatory and civil work.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Danielle was the Clerk to a judge in the Queen’s Bench Division, dealing with cases involving complex clinical negligence, personal injury, breach of contract, administrative law and serious crime.
During pupillage Danielle observed and assisted in a variety of criminal cases involving violence, sexual offences, and manslaughter.
Danielle regularly prosecutes and defends in the Magistrates courts dealing with cases involving offences against the person, weapons, dishonesty and public order. She also appeared successfully in the defence of the owner of a dangerous dog that caused injury.
During pupillage Danielle acted successfully for the defence of a vulnerable adult in a theft case involving issues of capacity, expert psychology evidence and a ground rules hearing. She appears in the Crown Court for mentions, appeals and committals for sentence; and is instructed by the Probation service in breach matters.
Danielle regularly appears in confiscation and forfeiture proceedings.
She has experience of handling vulnerable witnesses and sensitive issues in domestic violence cases; and she regularly acts for both sides in road traffic offences including dangerous driving matters and is regularly instructed in cases involving exceptional hardship and special reasons arguments.
She has also been instructed as led junior in a prosecution brought by the CQC.
Danielle acts on behalf of claimant and defendant in small claims trials; in road traffic issues and employer’s liability. She regularly conducts Stage 3 hearings and has also acted in breach of contract matters and preliminary applications to strike out.
Building on her experience in administrative law; Danielle has accepted instructions in judicial review, and has advised on matters involving statutory interpretation in international jurisdictions.
She also observed her supervisor representing the GMC in fitness to practise hearings and assisted in the preparation of regulatory advice.
Danielle is developing her coronial and regulatory experience and practice: she has been instructed to act on behalf of the interested party at inquest; and she has undertaken a secondment with the Care Quality Commission to advise on criminal and civil enforcement matters.