'Excellent at dealing with lay clients and solicitors alike'
Legal 500 2016 (Leading Junior, Crime, London Bar)
'One of the best legal arguments I have ever heard'
Snaresbrook Judge describing Flora's work
Flora started her career at City law firm Clifford Chance, moved to criminal practice in 1999, and has focused on Crown Court trial advocacy since 2002. She is the all-round advocate: powerful and persuasive before a jury, incisive and authoritative before the Bench, friendly and practical in conferences, with rigorous preparation underpinning everything. Her hallmark is sifting through complexities to draw out a compelling narrative case.
Her experience encompasses conspiracies of all kinds from drugs and firearms to frauds and robberies, as well as murder, rape, prison disorder, blackmail, and most other forms of serious crime.
Her practice is now evenly balanced between prosecution and defence. Having come to prosecution work relatively late in her career, she is nonetheless a CPS Grade 3 prosecutor, with her sights set on Grade 4.
She has taken on varied roles alongside advocacy, including a longstanding part-time appointment as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Law (formerly the College of Law), which led to considerable experience as an advocacy trainer. She also worked at the Law Commission, assisting to draft the Fraud Report (Law Com No. 276), which led to the implementation of the Fraud Act 2006.
Flora trains, lectures and writes on fraud, hearsay, vulnerable witnesses and advocacy.
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