5 Unity Street Chambers, Bristol BS1 5HH
0117 906 9789 / 0117 906 9799 (fax)
Year of Call and Inn
2009 Inner Temple
Courtney has proved a popular advocate with both professional and lay-clients, being seen as proficient and approachable. She is amiable in her approach to cases but is a formidable opponent where necessary. Chambers has received commendation regarding Courtney’s advocacy skills and case conduct from her clients, opponents and members of the Judiciary.
Courtney is a Public Access Barrister and is able to undertake cases, where appropriate, directly instructed by a lay client.
Courtney enjoys a mixed practice and receives instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work:
Courtney has a particular interest and is building an extensive practice in all areas of family law. She is an experienced advocate in both public and private family proceedings. Courtney has particular experience in abduction cases, care proceedings (usually representing respondent parents), contested residence matters and contact disputes as well as divorce proceedings.
Courtney has an empathetic approach to cases whilst being pragmatic in her advice.
Courtney appears in the County Court undertaking work on the small claim and fast tracks. Where appropriate she will consider cases on a conditional fee basis and is always happy to discuss frankly, the merits of a case with professional and lay clients. Courtney has particular experience in cases involving accidents on the highways, occupiers’ and employers’ liability as well as road traffic accident cases.
Courtney regularly prosecutes for the CPS, Probation service, GEOAmey and is one of the UK Border Agency’s nominated advocates. As well as prosecuting, she defends in the Magistrates, Youth and Crown Courts.
2009 Called to the Bar – Inner Temple
2008-2009 Bar Vocational Course, Cardiff Law School
2005-2009 LLB Law & Politics, Cardiff University