Cassandra has a successful civil law practice. She accepts instructions in all areas of civil law but has a special expertise in personal injury, disease and counter fraud work. Cassandra acts for both claimants and defendants in Fast and Multi Track matters in the County Court and High Court. Cassandra also undertakes some employment work.
Cassandra is a down-to-earth, fearless and tenacious advocate. She represents her clients with steadfast determination. She prides herself on being approachable and attentive to her client’s needs, whilst also recognising the importance of being realistic and appropriately managing her client’s expectations.
Cassandra is a popular choice for clients and lay clients who are seeking a robust, no-nonsense advocate who will relentlessly fight their corner and who they can rely on to identify and master the key issues in complex and/or vigorously contested cases.
Cassandra is well regarded for her comprehensive, sound, practical and skilled advice. Her considerable paperwork practice also includes drafting pleadings and drafting questions to experts.
Cassandra’s most recent successes include:
- Successfully representing defendants at the final hearing of the committal proceedings in the case of Jet2 Holidays Ltd v Hughes & Hughes.
- Securing findings of fundamental dishonesty against multiple claimants whilst acting for a Defendant insurer.
- Successfully representing claimants whose personal injury claims were defended on the grounds that they were fundamentally dishonest as well as bettering the Part 36 offers made by the claimants.
- Successfully representing both claimants and defendants in employer’s liability claims for personal injury arising out of accidents in the workplace.
Cassandra is happy to accept instructions on a conditional fee and pro bono basis. Cassandra is qualified to undertake direct access work and is happy to consider instructions from members of the public.
Cassandra graduated from the University of Birmingham with an LLB Law degree in 2007. She was awarded an Exhibition Award by Inner Temple and obtained a Very Competent on the Bar Vocational Course at Nottingham Law School in 2009. She became a tenant of Ropewalk Chambers after successful completion of pupillage in 2010.
Before coming to the Bar, Cassandra spent a year teaching English as a Foreign Language at a middle school in Nanjing, China. She also spent a year working with the Citizens’ Advice Bureau and volunteered as a Youth Advocate for Paralympic Sport. When not at work, Cassandra can be found exploring country parks across Nottinghamshire with her husband and their two young sons. Cassandra’s interests include vegan cookery, baking, house renovations, badminton and travel.