Hollie commenced practice in September 2017 upon completing her 12-month pupillage in Chambers and accepts instructions in all Chambers' main areas of practice.

Between October and December 2017, she was seconded to the General Counsel's Division of the Financial Conduct Authority. Working within the Markets team, her work focused on the implementation of MiFID II and MiFIR. She gained a detailed understanding of the MiFID II regime and advised on its implications for regulators, trading venues and investment firms.  Her work also covered the regulation of cryptocurrencies, market abuse, listings and Brexit.

During pupillage, she assisted in cases before a range of courts and tribunals including the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Employment Tribunal and Competition Appeal Tribunal.

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Public & Regulatory

Hollie accepts instructions in all areas of public and regulatory work. In 2017, she completed a 3 month secondment to the General Counsel's Division of the FCA where she gained experience in a range of matters relating to financial regulation.


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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Hollie accepts instructions in all areas of civil liberties and human rights.

During pupillage, she was involved in a range of human rights cases, notably before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Before coming the bar, Hollie worked with a number of organisations in the field of civil liberties and human rights. Her work has included developing models for the proposed Sri Lankan Special Court and Special Prosecutor; assisting with the case of Custodian of Absentees' Property et al v Daqaq Nuha (before the Supreme Court of Israel on IHL, discrimination and retrospectivity) and co-authoring a report to the former House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee on their draft 'UK Bill of Rights'.

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Financial Services

In 2017, Hollie completed a 3 month secondment to the General Counsel's Division of the Financial Conduct Authority. She gained a detailed understanding of the MiFID II regime and advised on its implications for regulators, trading venues and investment firms.  Her work also covered the regulation of cryptocurrencies, market abuse, listings and Brexit.

During pupillage, she assisted on matters relating to regulatory enforcement action, ring-fencing and the appointment of Skilled Persons.

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Commercial

Hollie accepts instructions in all areas of commercial litigation.

During pupillage she worked on a number of commercial fraud cases before the English and BVI courts, often involving conflict of laws issues.

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EU & Competition

Hollie accepts instructions in all areas of EU law and competition disputes. She regularly appears in the County Court in matters relating to Regulation (EC) 261/2004.

During pupillage, she assisted with a hearing before the Competition Appeal Tribunal and a number of matters before the Court of Appeal.

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Employment

Hollie accepts instructions in all areas of employment law. During pupillage, she assisted on cases concerning discrimination, employee competition and unfair dismissal.

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Achievements

Education

  • BA Jurisprudence, University of Oxford (First Class, 4th in year)
  • LLM, Harvard Law School (Honors in every course).
  • BCL, University of Oxford (Distinction).



Prizes and awards

  • Buchanan Scholarship (Lincoln's Inn, 2016)
  • Walter Wigglesworth Scholarship (Lincoln's Inn, 2016)
  • Lord Mansfield Scholarship (Lincoln's Inn, 2015)
  • City Law School Excellence Scholarship (City Law School, 2015)
  • BCL Prize for International and European Employment Law (University of Oxford, 2015)
  • Wadham Senior Scholarship for academic achievement (Wadham College Oxford, 2014)
  • Oxford-HEFCE Scholarship for postgraduate study (University of Oxford, 2014)
  • Dean's Scholar Prize for Laws of War (Harvard Law School, 2014)
  • Dean's Scholar Prize for Human Rights in the UN Treaty Bodies (Harvard Law School, 2014)
  • John E. Thayer Award (Harvard Law School, 2013)
  • Scholar of Worcester College, Oxford (2011-2013) 
  • Hogan Lovells' Prize for Exceptional Academic Performance in Second Year Legal Studies (Worcester College Oxford, 2012)
  • Slaughter and May Prize for Roman Law (University of Oxford, 2011).

Pro Bono Legal Work

Hollie has worked pro bono for a number of organisations including the Centre for Policy Alternatives (Colombo, Sri Lanka), Free Representation Unit, Action4Justice,  Harvard International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Program, Oxford Pro Bono Publico and Oxford Lawyers Without Borders.


Before coming to the bar, Hollie was a Lecturer in Roman Law at Worcester College, Oxford.

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