After leaving The Blue Coat School in 2003 Margaret read Law at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford where she was awarded a Michel Exhibition and the Ives Prize. Margaret now specialises in family law and has appeared before the Court of Appeal.
I attended The Blue Coat School from 2001 to 2003 and remember with great fondness these years. I felt very privileged to attend such a prestigious school which was instrumental in helping me achieve my ambitions. The School instilled discipline of thought, confidence and independence in taking a rigorous academic approach to the subjects I studied at A Level. The School also provided excellent extra-curricular opportunities for example a Choir Tour to Venice and a visit to The Hague to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia which was examining war crimes.
I will always be grateful to the Blue Coat School for giving me the encouragement to apply for and achieve a place to read Law at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford where I was awarded a Michel Exhibition and the Ives Prize.
My ambition was to become a barrister so I completed the Bar Vocational Course in Manchester and I was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 2008 having been awarded a Lord Denning Major Scholarship and a Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship.
I spent a year working as a Research Assistant to an eminent Queen’s Counsel in London. I obtained a pupillage and later tenancy in a set of Chambers based in the Temple, London.
I now practice in Liverpool in the areas of family law, including ancillary relief, injunctive relief and public and private law children applications and have appeared before the Court of Appeal. I am also instructed in criminal cases, for both Prosecution and Defence in the Youth Court, Magistrates Court and Crown Court. I also undertake a range of personal injury and common law civil work.
I would encourage current students at The Blue Coat School to work hard, make the most of all opportunities the school provides and aspire to reach your full potential.