Lydia was called to the bar in 2015, she undertook the BPTC part-time at BPP Leeds whilst working as a Legal Assistant at a National Law Firm and received a full ‘Exhibition Scholarship’ from Inner Temple, and upon securing Pupillage was subsequently presented with the ‘Otto and Sadie Rix’ award – the highest Pupillage Scholarship available from the Inn.
Lydia is familiar with all aspects of Civil Practice and has significant experience in Personal Injury work at both the pre-litigation stage and with litigated claims and is an accredited member of PIBA.
Lydia’s background is in Public Sector work, having previously advised a number of Local Authorities and National Police Forces, having been granted the appropriate Security clearance to do so. She undertakes both Claimant and Defendant work in all aspects of drafting, advocacy and advice, with detailed knowledge in areas of:
Credit hire and Motor claims,
Employer’s Liability, and
Road Traffic Claims.
Lydia is regularly instructed across a broad range of matters, including Small Claims, Disposal Hearings, Fast and Multi Track matters and Interlocutory Hearings; and is also happy to provide training and seminars to clients on a wide range of topics.
Lydia is happy to be instructed in all areas of Immigration, Asylum, EU and Nationality matters including Judicial Review proceedings and drafting grounds of appeal and has appeared before both the First Tier and Upper Tribunal.
Lydia is happy to accept instructions in Private Law and Public Law proceedings, representing parents; extended family members, local authorities and children via their guardians. Her family practice includes matrimonialfinance, TOLATA and injunctions.