Flora practices predominantly in public & regulatory law (including asylum and immigration, EU citizenship and deportation, civil liberties and human rights, environmental law, public international law and commercial judicial review), commercial (including joint venture disputes, agency claims, professional negligence claims, jurisdictional disputes, LMA trading disputes, misuse of confidential information and civil fraud) and EU & competition law (including damages claims arising from cartel activity).

Flora has appeared before a range of tribunals and courts including the First- and Upper-Tier Tribunals, Employment Tribunal, County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. She has also been instructed in a number of cases in the Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights. 

Prior to joining Chambers, Flora worked from 2008 as a senior asylum and immigration Caseworker at Refugee and Migrant Justice. She then worked in this capacity at several private solicitors’ firms, ultimately as an in-house advocate. She has successfully represented numerous clients, including victims of trafficking, in asylum, immigration, EU citizenship and deportation matters in both the First-Tier and Upper Tribunals.

Flora frequently acts pro bono in human rights related contexts, working with organisations including the Aire Centre, Reprieve and Refugee Legal Support Athens.

Flora is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA), the Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA), the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, the Bar European Group, the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) and the UK Environmental Law Association.

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Commercial

Flora has acted in commercial cases relating to a range of issues including joint venture disputes, agency claims, professional negligence claims, jurisdictional disputes, LMA trading disputes, misuse of confidential information and civil fraud.

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Public & Regulatory

Flora has experience of a broad range of public and regulatory cases. She has acted for individuals, NGOs and corporate entities in cases concerning issues including freedom of speech, trafficking, and gender identity. She has been instructed by interveners in several high profile judicial review cases.

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. She has successfully represented numerous clients, including victims of trafficking and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, in both the First-and Upper-Tier Tribunals.

Flora regularly undertakes pro bono work.

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Flora has extensive experience of a range of public law and human rights cases and regularly undertakes pro bono work. She has acted for individuals, NGOs and corporate entities in cases concerning issues including freedom of speech, trafficking, and gender identity. She has been instructed by interveners in several high profile judicial review cases.

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. She has successfully represented numerous clients, including victims of trafficking and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, in both the First-and Upper-Tier Tribunals.

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EU & Competition

Flora acted as junior counsel for claimants resisting a four-day strike out application in the context of a cartel claim. 

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).

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

  • Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA)
  • Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales
  • UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA)
  • Bar European Group (BEG)
  • The Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)
  • The Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)

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