Monique began pupillage at Outer Temple in September 2021. Her first seat is in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, jointly supervised by Eliot Woolf QC and Will Young.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Monique worked in the legal sector for seven years providing advice to vulnerable groups and local authorities in public law and human rights. She has worked with a broad cross-section of society, including asylum seekers, migrant women, and victims of trafficking, and has provided advice both to claimants and public bodies. Immediately before commencing pupillage Monique worked for leading human rights organisation Liberty, providing legal advice and information to members on the public on queries ranging from data protection law to police powers. In this role she specialised in finding innovative ways to make the law more accessible to members of the public who wished to understand their rights before bringing a claim.
Monique completed her first degree in History and Law at the University of Aberdeen, where she graduated with a First, and completed her LLM in Public International Law at Leiden University. She has lived and worked internationally, in Egypt, China, the Netherlands, and Russia, and has strong links to the U.S.A. and the Caribbean.
Alongside her professional experience, Monique has a strong commitment to volunteering. She provides legal advice for Crisis at Christmas’s women’s shelter every year, and is a Director of Black Protest Legal Support, providing advice and legal observing to protests. Monique volunteered for the Public Interest Law Centre alongside completion of the Bar Practice Training Course and was the President of Inner Temple’s Debating Society from 2019-2020, teaching debating and advocacy skills to Bar students.
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