Flora practises across all the main areas of Chambers' work. This includes EU & Competition, Commercial, Public & Regulatory, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Financial Services and Employment. 

Flora has appeared before a range of Tribunals and courts including the Employment Tribunal, County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. During pupillage, Flora also assisted her supervisors in cases before the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Competition Appeal Tribunal and General Court of the European Union. 

Prior to joining Chambers, Flora worked as a senior asylum and immigration Caseworker at Refugee and Migrant Justice, first gaining OISC accreditation in 2008. She then worked in this capacity at several private solicitors’ firms, ultimately as an in-house advocate. 

Flora has experience working on asylum, immigration, EU citizenship and deportation matters, as well as cases proceeding within the Detained Fast Track system. She has represented clients, including unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, in both the First-Tier and Upper Tribunals. 

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Commercial

Flora has acted in a number of commercial cases both as junior counsel and during pupillage, gaining experience in areas such as banking, financial services, and insurance.

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Public & Regulatory

As junior counsel and during pupillage, Flora has gained experience of a range of public and regulatory cases.

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

As junior counsel and during pupillage, Flora has gained experience of a range of public law and human rights cases. Flora also undertakes pro bono work.

Prior to joining Chambers, Flora worked as a senior asylum and immigration Caseworker at Refugee and Migrant Justice, first gaining OISC accreditation in 2008. She then worked in this capacity at several private solicitors’ firms, ultimately as an in-house advocate. Consequently she has experience working on asylum, immigration, EU citizenship and deportation matters, as well as cases proceeding within the Detained Fast Track system. She has represented clients, including unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, in both the First-Tier and Upper Tribunals.

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Financial Services

As junior counsel and during pupillage, Flora has gained a wide experience of banking and financial services cases. 

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Employment

As junior counsel and during pupillage, Flora gained experience in a wide range of employment cases. She is also a contributor to the Blackstone Chambers Employee Competition Bulletin.

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EU & Competition

During pupillage Flora assisted Brian Kennelly in areas including competition, Francovich damages claims, immigration, and applications to annul Commission and Council decisions. In 2015 Flora was awarded a Phoenicia Scholarship to attend the Bar European Group Conference in Reykjavik.

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Achievements

Education

Theology & Religious Studies (MA Cantab): Starred First (joint first in year); Philosophy of Religion (MPhil, University of Cambridge): Distinction; Graduate Diploma in Law (Kaplan): Distinction (first in year); BPTC (Kaplan): Very Competent

Prizes & Scholarships

  • Phoenicia Scholarship (Bar European Group)
  • Bedingfield Scholarship (Gray's Inn)
  • Advocacy Scholarship (Kaplan)
  • First Prize, Inns of Court Society National Moot (Southampton University)
  • David Karmel Award (Gray’s Inn)
  • Excellence Scholarship (Kaplan)
  • Robins Prize for Further Research (Clare College, Cambridge)
  • Theological Studies Prize (Cambridge University)

Memberships

  • Bar European Group (BEG)
  • The Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)
  • The Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
  • Employment Law Association (ELA)

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