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Stacy joined 2 Hare Court as a pupil barrister in September 2019. During her first-six pupillage, she observed and assisted in matters across the range of Chambers’ practice areas, including high-profile homicide and serious sexual offence trials, large-scale fraud cases, regulatory proceedings, inquests and inquiries.
Having completed her undergraduate degree in Law at Durham University, Stacy won a full-fee scholarship to study her Master’s degree at Queen’s University Belfast. Her first-class dissertation on national security whistleblowing led to her securing a role as a criminal defence and legacy litigation paralegal at a leading law firm in Belfast. She continued to develop her strong critical analysis and research skills at the Equal Rights Trust, where she contributed research to publications on topics ranging from discriminatory jurisprudence in Russia to torture and detention in Jordan.
Stacy has particular experience working with vulnerable clients and clients with complex needs. As a Casework Intern at the AIRE Centre, she dealt with urgent advice line calls from victims of modern slavery, individuals facing homelessness and survivors of domestic violence. She built on this experience as a volunteer for the University of Law Legal Advice Centre, a role in which she drafted letters of representation and made bail applications on behalf of immigration detainees. She brings insights from this work to her criminal practice.
Prior to joining Chambers, Stacy worked in law and policy advocacy for an international children’s rights charity. In this role she oversaw a global research project involving over 900 lawyers, engaged with national governments and the United Nations, coordinated a cross-party group of UK Parliamentarians and acted as the organisation’s child safeguarding lead.