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“One of the best legal arguments I have ever heard”
Snaresbrook Judge describing Flora’s work
Flora started her career at City law firm Clifford Chance, moved to criminal practice in 1999, and has focused on Crown Court trial advocacy since 2002.
She is the all-round advocate: powerful and persuasive before a jury, incisive and authoritative before the Bench, friendly and practical in conferences, with rigorous preparation underpinning everything. Her hallmark is sifting through complexities to draw out a compelling narrative case.
Her experience encompasses conspiracies of all kinds from drugs and firearms to frauds and robberies, as well as murder, rape, prison disorder, blackmail, and most other forms of serious crime. Her practice is now evenly balanced between prosecution and defence. Having come to prosecution work relatively late in her career, she is nonetheless a CPS Grade 3 prosecutor, with her sights set on Grade 4.
She has taken on varied roles alongside advocacy, including a long-standing part-time appointment as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Law (formerly the College of Law), which led to considerable experience as an advocacy trainer. She also worked at the Law Commission, assisting to draft the Fraud Report (Law Com No. 276), which led to the implementation of the Fraud Act 2006.
Qualified as solicitor 1998; obtained Higher Rights 2002; called 2013; Gray’s Inn. Flora started her career at Clifford Chance, and then worked at the Law Commission when the Fraud Act 2003 was being developed, but after gaining her higher rights she began specialising in trial advocacy. She is also a senior lecturer at the University of Law, where she teaches evidence, procedure and advocacy.
Criminal Bar Association.
Islington Green Comprehensive; University College London, BA in History with First Class Honours (1993); MA in Laws, City University (1997).