"Her eloquence and wit can be deployed to convey a serious message and argue a serious point in a manner palatable to all parties. She is gracefully robust." Chambers Guide to the UK Bar
Vickie graduated in Law from Birmingham University in 1979 and was called to the Bar in 1980. Following successful completion of her pupillage (general common law with particular emphasis on civil and family law) at St. Mary’s Chambers, she became a tenant in 1981. Since then, has specialised almost exclusively in family law.
Vickie specialises in complex family law cases involving children. She has considerable experience and interest in public law cases involving learning disabilities, psychiatric and mental health issues (adults and children), non-accidental injury and sexual abuse.
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‘Vickie is a very strong and fluent advocate with a good grasp of the law and of the facts in all cases. She commands the attention of the Court and is always confident and robust in dealing with witnesses, particularly expert and professional witnesses. She is focused and realistic in submissions made to the court.’ (The Legal 500 2023)
"She's enormously highly regarded." "She is really good in terms of the experience she has and the complexity of the cases she deals with, combined with her personality and sense of humour." (Chambers Guide to the UK Bar 2022)
"Very passionate and strives to obtain a good outcome for her clients." (The Legal 500 2021)
"She's a very good and reliable barrister" (Chambers Guide to the UK Bar 2020)
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