Danielle joined Chambers following the successful completion of her pupillage in 2021.
Danielle practices predominantly in criminal defence, though she is keen to expand her practice in all of chambers’ practice areas. In addition, Danielle is qualified to accept Public Access instructions.
Danielle is recommended for her preparedness, polite yet forceful submissions, and ability to take on cases at short notice. She has experience in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Courts, dealing with various matters ranging from drug offences, assaults of varying severity, breaches and road traffic offences. Danielle is building a paper practice, having recently provided advice on a criminal costs appeal, health and safety in the construction industry, and legal remedies for bullied children.
During her pupillage, Danielle assisted members of chambers in a Court of Appeal murder appeal, armed burglary trial, and family child contact hearing.
Prior to pupillage, Danielle worked as a paralegal in the corporate crime department of a Band 1 firm. Danielle assisted partners in complex criminal and regulatory matters, drafted briefing notes for client conferences, and worked on a substantial document review exercise. Danielle therefore fully understands the needs of professional clients. Danielle is experienced in advising the public, having previously volunteered with the Citizens’ Advice Bureau and Lewisham Speaking Up.
Education and scholarships
2019: BPP, Holborn - BPTC, Very Competent
2018: University of Oxford, Mansfield College - BA (Hons), Jurisprudence
2019: Criminal Bar Association - Bursary Award for Advocacy
2019: Marshall Hall Trust - Pupillage Award
2018: Inner Temple BPTC Awards - Exhibition Award, Ashworth Scholarship, and Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award
2016: BPP - BPTC Programme Bursary
2016: Mansfield College Fellows in Law - Worsley Prize
R v G – Norwich Youth Court (2020-21) – instructed in county lines class A drug supply matter involving the Modern Slavery Act
R v A – Bromley Youth Court (2021) – secured an acquittal on witness intimidation and malicious communication charges despite overwhelming police identification evidence
R v M – Basildon Crown Court (2021) – secured suspended sentence on affray matter, despite serious injury
R v R – Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court (2021) – secured an acquittal on contested common assault charge following cross-examination of prosecution’s only witness
R v R – Stratford Magistrates’ Court (2021) – successfully applied for removal of a driving ban for applicant with multiple driving convictions, following legal argument regarding interpretation of retest statutory provisions
Criminal Bar Association (2021 Law Reform Working Group)
South Eastern Circuit (2021 Executive Committee member)