Flora practises across all the main areas of Chambers' work, with a particular focus on commercial, employment, public & regulatory, civil liberties & human rights, and asylum and immigration (including EU citizenship and deportation).

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

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

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Commercial

Flora has acted in commercial cases relating to a range of issues encompassing breach of contract, conflicts of laws, professional negligence, and civil fraud.

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Public & Regulatory

Flora has experience of a broad range of public and regulatory cases and has acted for regulators, NGOs, corporate entities and individuals in this context.

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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 on cases concerning issues including freedom of speech, trafficking, and gender identity. She has been instructed by interveners in several 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, as well as cases proceeding within the Detained Fast Track system. She has represented clients, including unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, in both the First-and Upper-Tier Tribunals.

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Financial Services

Flora accepts instructions in banking and financial services cases. 

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Employment

Flora has experience in a range of employment cases. Most recently she acted in a two-day unfair dismissal hearing in the Employment Tribunal. She is a regular contributor to the Blackstone Chambers Employee Competition Bulletin.

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EU & Competition

Flora has most recently 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

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

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