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Bradford University BA Hons
ULaw York GDL
BPP Leeds BPTC
Middle Temple Harmsworth Scholar GDL
Middle Temple Harmsworth Scholar BPTC
Blackstones Entrance Exhibition Award
Legal Aid Supplier Number 02FXD
She enjoys a range of work spanning criminal, family and civil matters. She enjoys working collaboratively with instructing solicitors to ensure a firm understanding of the issues in a case prior to entering court. Lydia is known for her ability to work with a range of clients including those with additional needs or complex histories.
‘Lydia has made an outstanding entrance to the bar with a seemingly unparalleled zeal and dynamism.
She has quickly established herself as a highly personable and able barrister. She commands a solid presence in court and has strong, dependable advocacy skills.
A down to earth approach coupled with meticulous attention to detail almost certainly assure Lydia a very illustrious future. I would certainly tip her as a star who will rise very quickly.’
Before coming to the bar Lydia worked for West Yorkshire Police as a Detention officer whilst studying law part time. In the year before pupillage she was seconded to work with the National Police Chiefs’ Council on the pre-charge bail provisions of the Policing and Crime Act 2017. Lydia’s arguments were successfully used to make changes to the bill prior to royal assent. Her guidance document to implementation was disseminated to UK police forces and used by BBC reports on the impact of pre-charge bail.
Prior to this she ran her own events and PR firm working with SMEs in the Yorkshire region. As a result she is attuned to the business as well as legal needs of her professional and commercial clients.