Barrister, dual capacity
Brynn is currently authorised to practice in a dual capacity, combining independent practice with a specialist legal role at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
She was called to the Bar in 1994 and initially practised in crime, civil and general common law in London. She spent some time at the Home Office and also in Parliament where she worked alongside government and shadow front benches on legislation as it went through Committee and Report stages, before moving North where she worked in the Corporate Recovery team at what is now Womble Bond Dickinson, specialising in public interest litigation.
Brynn has considerable experience in drafting and negotiating contracts for all sizes of organisation and for individuals, and is able to assist in the event of contractual disputes. She is available to advise company directors on their duties, and in relation to disqualification investigations and proceedings, having previously acted for the Insolvency Service on public interest litigation including Directors’ Disqualification proceedings, public interest winders and provisional liquidator appointments.
Brynn advises on Intellectual Property and licensing queries, and is happy to take instruction on professional regulatory matters. She also has a rapidly expanding specialist interest in data protectionlaw and GDPR compliance.
Other areas of law
Brynn can provide advice and representation in private familylaw matters including contested contact and residence applications, and matrimonial finance proceedings. She has an interest in education law and is happy to advise parents and students or academies/schools/local education authorities. She has acted for criminal defendants and also as an agent for the Crown Prosecution Service.
Brynn offers written advice prior to employment tribunal proceedings, and is occasionally available to provide representation. She has experience of judicial mediation.
Brynn acts as a consultant to a sports agency, advising on a range of contractual and regulatory matters such as playing contracts and transfers, sponsorship, image rights and media agreements.
Brynn is authorised by the Bar Standards Board to conduct litigation and is a registered Public Access barrister. She is happy to receive enquiries for legal advice, drafting or representation directly from members of the public via our clerks.
In her spare time Brynn enjoys running a fully inclusive community youth theatre company, Northern Youth Theatre Project, which has performed all over the country including at the Edinburgh Fringe and in Stratford upon Avon as part of the RSC Summer Season. She has significant experience of governance, having been on the board of governors at both a large comprehensive and a city centre primary school, and has acted as a non-executive director of several charitable organisations including Children’s International Summer Villages (CISV) and Mental Health Concern.
Brynn is committed to improving access to justice and runs a welfare benefits advice clinic at a law centre in Newcastle.
“I highly recommend Brynn. She gave expert advice and guidance throughout a very stressful process, and always explained things and made us feel at ease.” SW – matrimonial finance client
“Brynn’s support and attention to detail in written argument made it possible for us to take things to a final hearing and get the outcome we needed.” LW – education law client
“I was delighted with the outcome, thanks to Brynn’s advice and efficient handling of a tricky contractual dispute.” JMT – commercial client