- Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School
- Malvern College
- University of Liverpool - English Literature BA (1st)
- GDL, University of Law
- BPTC, BPP Manchester
- Northern Circuit
- Academic Scholarship, Malvern College
- Christopher Bushell Undergraduate Scholarship, University of Liverpool
- Anne Ebsworth Award, Gray’s Inn (GDL scholarship award)
- Goldie Award, Gray’s Inn (BPTC scholarship award)
Pru joined Chambers in September 2017 having successful completed pupillage under the supervision of Alison Woodward. Prior to joining Chambers, Pru taught English at a secondary school in Runcorn for two years as part of the Teach First programme through which she gained a valuable insight into the inner workings of the education system and an understanding of education policy, which has assisted her in practice. She maintains links with the education sector through mentoring students and through her appointment as a school governor at a local primary school.
During pupillage, Pru observed and was instructed on a variety of public and private law family matters. During her first six months, she became familiar with the workings of complex High Court cases and lengthy fact finding hearings. She gained experience of public law cases involving non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse, neglect and drug/alcohol misuse. She attended lengthy private law fact finding hearings involving false sexual abuse allegations and the abduction of a child. In addition, she has been instructed on criminal matters appearing in both the Crown Court and the Magistrates’ Court. Throughout her pupillage, Pru completed a range of relevant research tasks and drafted relevant legal documents considering a wide range of topics, such as: appeals, international abduction, appropriate conduct of ABE interviews for children and designation arguments.
Pru is regularly instructed to act on behalf of parents, children and local authorities. She has completed a series of multi-day cases on behalf of parents and local authorities including applications for the discharge of care orders; multi-day fact finding cases involving allegations of domestic abuse and substance misuse; adoption proceedings; FHDRAs; Deprivation of Liberty applications within care proceedings; Non-Accidental Injury cases; Final Hearings and general case management hearings. She is continuing to build a busy practice within family law and her diary for the upcoming months is reflective of the fact that she is rarely out of court.