Areas of law:
Beatrice is a Trainee Solicitor, currently undertaking her seat within the Magistrates Court team of our busy Swindon office. Before she joined Reeds, Beatrice studied International Human Rights Law at the University of Sussex and gained a distinction in the LLM. Her professional experience within the criminal justice system was gained through volunteer work at Pact, a charity which helps to rehabilitate offenders upon their release from prison and probation, and administrative and support work at Eden House in Bristol, a centre for women involved in the criminal justice system. Beatrice has experience of working with victims of domestic abuse and violence and is passionate about helping vulnerable clients and promoting and protecting their rights.
Her current role sees her developing her professional skills and experience. Beatrice attends the Magistrates Court enabling her to gain invaluable insight into the work of defence advocates and the workings of a criminal case; observing hearings, trials and client interviews. She has also had the opportunity to shadow our experienced police station representatives to witness first-hand the importance of representation during detention in custody. Beatrice prepares cases for trial and undertakes the vitally important task of case progression by chasing missing evidence, writing prosecution chronologies and summarising witness statements.
Beatrice is approachable and easy to confide in; both essential attributes for establishing and maintaining rapport and trust, 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.