Rhianna practises in all areas of family and criminal law. Rhianna is recognised as a robust and knowledgeable advocate, who is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients.
Rhianna is often instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service in criminal proceedings across the Midlands.
In private law children cases, Rhianna represents parents and Rule 16.4 guardians at all stages of proceedings, including fact-finding hearings. She also represents applicants and respondents in Family Law Act proceedings, such as applications for non-molestation orders and occupation orders.
In public law children cases, Rhianna accepts instructions in urgent applications through to multi-day hearings on behalf of local authorities, parents, children’s guardians, competent children, interveners and related parties in cases involving a wide range of issues including domestic violence, mental health, substance misuse and neglect. Rhianna also accepts instructions in FDAC proceedings. She is often instructed to represent vulnerable clients due to her compassionate and patient approach.
Rhianna represents parties in all aspects of financial remedy proceedings, from preliminary hearings through to final hearings.
“I first instructed Rhianna while she was still a pupil and found her to be excellent. She is always very well prepared, knows her law, takes everything in her stride, is unflappable and confident, has excellent lay client care and achieves excellent results. I am delighted to continue to instruct her.”
“Rhianna is a tenacious advocate. Her preparation and attention to detail are second to none. Rhianna has the ability to tailor her excellent advocacy skills to suit each individual she represents in even the most challenging of circumstances. Rhianna is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for each of her clients. It is always a pleasure to work with Rhianna whether instructing her or appearing on the same case.”
Prior to commencing practice, Rhianna worked as a County Court Advocate in the Civil Courts across the country for approximately 18 months. Rhianna also spent some time marshalling at the High Court of Hong Kong. During her studies, Rhianna worked in the events industry for 7 years, developing numerous transferable skills which she has brought with her to the Bar.
Rhianna currently undertakes pro-bono work via Advocate.
Committee Member of the Midland Circuit Social Mobility Committee
Advocacy Scholarship – BPP University
Career Guarantee Scholarship – BPP University
Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
Economics BSc Honours (2:1)
Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation)
Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent)