Cressida commenced pupillage in September 2019 on passing the BPTC with grade Outstanding. She is now is her second six and accepting instructions on a range of small claims, fast track and road traffic cases.

She is currently supervised by John-Paul Swoboda and has particular interests in asbestos, international and travel and clinical negligence cases. She has also undertaken a wide variety of work in these areas for different members of chambers.

Under the supervision of Ben Leech Cressida worked on personal injury cases involving issues related to surveillance, fraud, fundamental dishonesty and insurance. Cressida has also assisted senior members of chambers with complex litigation and researching points relating to costs and potential grounds of appeal.

Prior to coming to the Bar Cressida worked as an analyst at an American investment bank where she advised and helped execute billion-dollar bond issuances. This experience has given her a good understanding of the commercial needs of clients.

Prior to pupillage Cressida gained a wide range of advocacy experience, representing appellants in the first-tier benefit tribunal as an intern at Hackney Law Centre. Cressida also represented a Claimant in a 2-day Employment Tribunal hearing with the FRU and worked as a paralegal where she drafted witness statements and represented Claimants at preliminary hearings.

Cressida also volunteered with Big Voice, a charity that engages young people in law and legal policy, and as an independent custody volunteer, spot checking custody cells in the City of London to ensure detainees rights were upheld.

Cressida studied English Literature and Language at the University of Durham following a sabbatical year where she did a winter season in Chamonix and worked in Paris and Barcelona. Away from Chambers, Cressida enjoys running, skiing and travelling.

Qualifications & Awards

BPTC – Outstanding
GDL – Commendation
BA English Literature & Language (Dunelm)
Harmsworth Scholarship
BPP Advocacy Scholarship
FCA CISI Exams: Derivatives, Securities, UK Financial Regulations

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