Ciara is committed to promoting the rights of the disadvantaged and is adept at working with vulnerable clients, particularly those with issues around mental health, substance misuse and offending behaviour.
Prior to pupillage, Ciara worked as a Young Person’s Housing Needs Officer at Stoke-on-Trent City Council and has specialist experience of working with 16 and 17 year olds and care leavers aged 17 to 21. She is particularly interested in the interchange between homelessness and areas including children’s law, immigration and community care.
Ciara read Religions and Theology at the University of Manchester attaining a first class degree and spent three years in Russia before converting to Law. In 2016, she completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at Manchester Metropolitan University, achieving a distinction. Following this, she was awarded an outstanding on the Bar Professional Training Course and was recognised as the top performing student on the full-time course. Ciara received the highest grades in Advanced Civil Practice, Advocacy 1, 2 and 3, Criminal Litigation, Evidence and Sentencing, and Drafting.
While studying at Manchester Metropolitan University, Ciara volunteered at the Greater Manchester Law Centre representing clients in welfare benefit appeals and also at the Personal Support Unit supporting litigants in person. She is committed to promoting the rights of the disadvantaged and is adept at working with vulnerable clients, particularly those with issues around mental health, substance misuse and offending behaviour. Ciara makes great effort to treat every client with empathy and compassion.
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