Scarlett joined Chambers as a tenant in October 2023 following the successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision and guidance of Amanda Howard, Carl Gorton and Christine Johnson. During this time, Scarlett gained experience across a wide range of family law proceedings, at all levels, up to and including the High Court.
Scarlett graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Law with Spanish, having completed a year abroad in Córdoba, Spain. Scarlett speaks Spanish fluently and has a particular interest in linguistics and sociolinguistics. Following university, Scarlett obtained a scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn and completed the BPTC at BPP Manchester.
Before commencing pupillage, Scarlett worked as a county court advocate, as well as a family law paralegal. This experience enables Scarlett to understand what solicitors require and expect of those they instruct. Scarlett is therefore more than happy to be contacted by email or telephone by those who instruct her, to provide assistance.
Areas of Work
In Public Children Act Proceedings, Scarlett has acted on behalf of parents, the local authority, intervenors, and children through their Children’s Guardian at all stages of public law proceedings. Scarlett has experience of urgent hearings, case management hearings, interim contested hearings as well as multi-day final hearings.
Scarlett conducts all cases relating to Private Children Act matters relating to contact, residence, prohibited steps applications and specific issue applications. Scarlett has represented parents, grandparents, special guardians, the local authority and children through their Children’s Guardian at all stages of private law proceedings, including multi-day, contested and final hearings.
Scarlett has experience of representing both applicants and respondents in Non-Molestation Order And Occupation Order applications brought under the Family Law Act.
Scarlett also has experience in Financial Remedy matters.
Scarlett conducts all cases relating to private family law matters, including living and contact arrangements for children, prohibited steps orders and specific issue orders. Scarlett has represented parents and grandparents at all stages of private law proceedings, including multi-day, contested and final hearings. Scarlett also has experience of representing both applicants and respondents in Non-Molestation Order applications brought under the Family Law Act.
Lincoln’s Inn Cassel Award Scholar