Beatrice has commenced a mixed pupillage under the supervision of Richard Canning and Robert Skyner.
Prior to pupillage, after graduating with a Bachelor of Laws degree, Beatrice was appointed as a specialist court advocate for West Yorkshire Police. In this role, she prosecuted Domestic Violence Protection Orders and breaches of these orders on behalf of the Chief Constable. In addition, she also advised and trained police officers across the force on the relevant legislation and procedure, presenting to officers from all ranks between Constable and Chief Superintendent. Beatrice was ranked as “exceptional” in this role, and was chosen to speak alongside the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner at an external conference.
For the Bar Professional Training Course, Beatrice was awarded the Diplock Scholarship and Blackstone Entrance Exhibition by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. During the course, she obtained Very Competent and Outstanding marks in her advocacy modules, and a Very Competent overall whilst continuing to work for West Yorkshire Police.
Despite only having been on her feet for a short time, Beatrice has already attracted praise from clients and the judiciary, being described as having an “extremely pleasant disposition” and of making submissions “of the highest standard”.