Areas of law:
Re-Categorisation, Determinate and Indeterminate Recalls, Mental Health, Prisoner Assistance
Beatrice is a Trainee Solicitor, currently undertaking a joint seat in Mental Health and Prison Law, working from our busy Bristol and Gloucester offices. Before she joined Reeds, Bea studied International Human Rights Law at the University of Sussex and gained a Distinction in the LLM. Bea has experience of working with victims of domestic abuse and violence and is passionate about helping vulnerable clients and promoting and protecting their rights.
Bea’s current role sees her developing her professional skills and experience. She represents Prison Law clients at Independent Adjudications before District Judges and at Parole Hearings, both in the context of recall and recategorisation to D-category prisons. She also drafts representations on a wide range of Prison Law matters. Within Bea’s role in the Mental Health Department, she gives advice and assistance to both restricted and unrestricted patients detained under the Mental Health Act in medium and low security, as well as to those in the community. She also advises nearest relatives on their role and powers.
Bea is approachable and easy to confide in; both essential attributes for establishing and maintaining rapport and trust with clients, which can often prove to be paramount in achieving the best possible outcome for a case. She is well organised, hardworking and energetic, with exceptional communication skills, which means she is perfectly placed to help clients to understand their cases by providing them with clear and concise explanations and guidance.