Abigail joined Ropewalk Chambers in November 2020 upon successful completion of her pupillage.
During pupillage, Abigail was principally supervised by Kam Jaspal and gained experience in personal injury work with a particular focus on industrial disease. Abigail is now developing a busy practice which encompasses small claims trials, Fast Track trials, Stage 3 hearings, CMCs and CCMCs, alongside an expanding paperwork practice. She is a member of the Government Legal Department’s Junior Junior scheme.
During pupillage, Abigail also worked on cases involving surveillance evidence and drafted pleadings that placed fundamental dishonesty in issue. Since obtaining tenancy, she has raised fundamental dishonesty arguments on the Fast track and cross-examined witnesses on inconsistent evidence arising from their social media profiles.
Abigail holds a First Class (Honours) degree in Law. She was graded Outstanding on the BPTC at Nottingham Law School where she was ranked first in her year.
During the BPTC, Abigail volunteered for the Free Representation Unit and Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre where she handled small claims and employment matters, alongside advising on business and enterprise matters. She was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence and the Richard Bagley Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono Activity by Nottingham Law School, in addition to the Harmsworth Scholarship by Middle Temple.
Abigail has established herself as a capable advocate. As an undergraduate, she won both The Times and the UK Environmental Law Association national moots, the final rounds of which were judged by Supreme Court and Court of Appeal judges.
Prior to joining the Bar, Abigail was a senior manager in a motorcycle dealership. This gave her a particular insight into credit hire in practice, as well as varied experience in commercial, employment and business matters, including GDPR compliance, human resources and online marketing.
Abigail is interested in all areas of Chambers' work. She welcomes instructions across all aspects of personal injury, particularly industrial disease and matters involving motorcycles or animals. She also has an interest in environmental and planning matters.
In her spare time, Abigail enjoys running, cycling, hiking and kayaking. She is a keen horsewoman.
Abigail is a member of Chambers’ Editorial Committee and an Editor for the Ropewalk Personal Injury Blog.
- Personal Injuries Bar Association
- UK Environmental Law Association
- UK Centre for Animal Law
- BPTC (Outstanding), Nottingham Law School
- LLB (First Class), Open University