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Areas of Practice

  • Civil
  • Crime
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Personal Injury
  • Property
  • Public & Human Rights

Education


•Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, MPhil Master of Philosophy, Criminology (4th in cohort)


•City Law School, BPTC, Bar Professional Training Course, (Very Competent)


•City Law School, LLM Master of Laws (Commendation)


•University of Kent, LLB Bachelor of Laws (First Class)


Scholarships


•Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn


•Sunley Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn


•Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship Lincoln’s Inn


•Pupil Residential Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn


•BPTC Residential Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn


•Scholarship for Academic Excellence, City Law School


•Sir Isaac Newton Scholarship, University of Cambridge


•Trinity Hall Research Scholarship, University of Cambridge


•Scholarship for Academic Excellence, University of Kent (awarded for three consecutive years)


Experience


India joined Chambers in October 2020 following the successful completion of her pupillage. She is developing a broad common law practice and welcomes instructions in all of Chambers’ practice areas.


Civil/Personal Injury:


India is frequently instructed in credit hire, general civil, personal injury and road traffic cases. She has successfully represented both claimants and defendants in a broad range of hearings, including relief from sanctions applications, MOJ Stage 3 hearings and small claims liability and quantum trials.


India has drafted numerous pleadings in cases which involve allegations of abuse of process in credit hire cases, and welcomes further instructions in this area.


In addition to drafting pleadings, India can also provide advice on liability and quantum.


Crime:


India has a busy criminal practice and regularly appears in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Courts. She is currently instructed in multiple Crown Court trials for dishonestly-related offences, and has defended in a wide range of criminal matters, including violence, drug and driving related offences. She has experience representing vulnerable defendants and has secured numerous acquittals for her clients.


India has acted for claimants and defendants in condemnation, confiscation and cash forfeiture proceedings, and has advised on food safety and food hygiene offences.


India has been commended by her professional and lay clients for her conscientious approach, thorough preparation, forensic attention to detail and advocacy skills.


Family:


India accepts instructions in a wide range of family matters encompassing both private law and public law children cases, domestic abuse matters, and matrimonial finance hearings.


India has received repeat instructions after acting in preliminary, directions and final hearings, including contested applications for Child Arrangements, Prohibited Steps and Specific Issue Orders, as well as Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders.


India has found her background in criminal law an invaluable advantage in relation to robust witness handling and legal argument. She is noted for her dedication to her cases, as well as quickly establishing a good rapport with her clients.


Property:


During pupillage, India gained experience assisting in a variety of property issues, including easements, forfeiture, leases, licences, restrictive covenants and service charge disputes.


India welcomes instructions in the full range of property disputes, including commercial and residential landlord and tenant, real property and possession proceedings.


Articles / Publications:


Flanagan, I.M.L., Auty, K.M. and Farrington, D.P (2019) (University of Cambridge) ‘Parental supervision and later offending: A systematic review of longitudinal studies’. Published in the Journal of Aggression and Violent Behavior, 47, 215-229.


Contributory Author to ‘A Portrait of Lincoln’s Inn’ (Second Edition 2020) by Angela Holdsworth.


Media:


India has regularly featured as a guest legal commentator in family law podcasts for ‘Get Legally Speaking’ and the criminal law television programme ‘Criminal Justice’.


Professional Memberships:


Attorney General’s Junior Juniors Scheme


Criminal Bar Association


Personal Injury Bar Association


Women in Criminal Law

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