Hollie accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main areas of practice. She has developed a particular expertise in the legal implications of Brexit having recently acted in the Supreme Court cases of Re Scottish Continuity Bill and Miller (No.2) v Prime Minister. She has also advised numerous parties on issues arising out of the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018. Hollie also recently completed a secondment to the FCA, working within the General Counsel’s Division with a focus on the implementation of MiFID II and MiFIR.



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Public & Regulatory

Hollie accepts instructions in all areas of public and regulatory work. She  recently acted for the Counsel General for Wales before the Supreme Court in Re Scottish Continuity Bill (concerning the impact of Brexit on devolution) and Miller (No.2) v Prime Minister (concerning the prorogation of Parliament). She also welcomes financial services work, having recently acted as adviser to Mr Mark Zelmer in his completion of the Treasury Review into the prudential regulation of the Co-op Bank and worked on MiFID II matters whilst seconded to the FCA.

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Employment

Hollie appears regularly before the Employment Tribunal and High Court, and is experienced in appellate work up to the Supreme Court. Recent work has involved advising international NGOs on claims raising complex equal pay issues and summary dismissals following safeguarding concerns; defending clients against allegations of historical sexual harassment and discrimination; advising claimants and defendants alike on employee/worker status and issues of ‘sham contracts;’ and striking-out a whistleblowing claim against a local authority at the preliminary stages. She is also experienced in conducting internal investigations in the employment context. Her clients have included local authorities, schools, international NGOs and multinational corporations.

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Financial Services

Hollie welcomes instructions in all areas of financial services work. Recent work has included advice connected to the regulatory regime governing pension providers and trustees (particularly SIPPs and the emerging regime for pension superfunds), a 3-month FCA secondment focused on MiFID II and advising Mr Mark Zelmer, the independent reviewer appointed for the Treasury Review into the prudential regulation of the Co-op Bank prior to its near collapse.

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

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

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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Commercial

Hollie accepts instructions in all areas of commercial litigation.


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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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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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