Hazel joined Queen Square Chambers in November 2022 following the successful completion of her pupillage at another Bristol Chambers.
Initially focussing on Matrimonial Finance and building a reputation as a trusted junior in this area represented clients from first appointment through to final hearing. Counsel has experience of financial matters involving overseas assets and is also regularly instructed in matters where domestic abuse has been alleged.
Hazel is expanding into wider Family Law developing a practice which encompasses Public and Private law proceedings, alongside her work in Financial Remedy.
Counsel is a calming presence in conference and proceedings, able to facilitate progress in acrimonious circumstances, whilst ensuring her client is fully supported and represented.
Prior to pupillage, Hazel developed her advocacy experience working for Quest Legal Advocates and ELMS Legal as a county court advocate in small claims trails, contract disputes and personal injury matters. Hazel has experienced supporting vulnerable clients appearing in person Personal Support Unit at the Bristol CJC. Hazel has also undertaken training as a Civil and Commercial Mediator and has developed strong skills in negotiation as a result.