Areas of Expertise
Isabelle joined Chambers in September 2020, following the successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Simon Hughes and Rachel Anthony
She is developing a busy practice in all of Chambers’ practice areas, both in an advisory and advocacy capacity, appearing regularly in Magistrates’ Courts, County Courts and the Immigration Tribunals.
Having grown up in Cardiff, Isabelle was educated at Llanishen High School before reading French and Italian at Oxford University. She returned to Cardiff to complete her legal studies. She previously worked in the NHS Continuing Healthcare Department at Hugh James Solicitors and brings that experience together with a strong academic background to her practice.
Isabelle is a member of the Government Legal Department Junior Junior scheme.
Isabelle accepts instructions in administrative and public law and is particularly keen to develop a practice in these areas.
She has appeared for police forces in applications for disclosure of family law proceedings and DVPO matters.
During pupillage, Isabelle had the opportunity to observe a number of administrative and public law matters, and also drafted skeleton arguments and conducted research on the same. Isabelle was an observer in the case of Driver, R (On the Application Of) v Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council  EWHC 2071 (Admin). She also observed a public inquiry regarding a modification to the Definitive Map and Statement for an area by adding a footpath, as well as a council tax appeal in the Valuation Tribunal for Wales.
Isabelle accepts instructions in clinical negligence as she seeks to develop this area of practice
Isabelle accepts instructions in the area of company, commercial and insolvency law and wishes to develop this area of practice.
During pupillage, Isabelle had the opportunity to complete non-litigious drafting in this area of law, including shareholder and director service agreements. She also advised and completed paperwork for an appeal regarding business rates.
Isabelle accepts instructions in construction and planning law.
Isabelle accepts instructions in the area of education and is keen to develop her practice in this area.
During pupillage she had the opportunity to observe a number of education law matters including an appeal in the Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales.
Isabelle accepts instructions in employment law.
Isabelle has been instructed in a wide range of immigration matters including bail applications, CMRs and appeals before the First-Tier Tribunal.
Isabelle is keen to develop her practice in this area of law.
Isabelle is keen to develop this area of her practice and accepts instructions for inquests and inquiries.
She had experience of inquests throughout her pupillage including the high-profile inquest into the death of Connor Marshall.
Isabelle has gained a wide variety of experience in personal injury representing both Claimants and Defendants in applications, Stage 3 hearings, infant settlement hearings and small claims.
She also has experience dealing with claims under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.
Isabelle has experience of advising on liability in many areas of personal injury, including negligence, occupier’s liability and employer’s liability including stress at work claims. In addition, she has wide experience advising on quantum.
Isabelle has also prepared and delivered seminars on fundamental dishonesty and interim payments.
Having completed her first-six of pupillage under Simon Hughes, she gained extensive experience in high value and complex personal injury claims. She observed appeals in the Court of Appeal (Cowley v LW Carlisle & Company Ltd  EWCA Civ 227) and in the High Court.
Isabelle has appeared for police forces in disclosure applications of family law proceedings and DVPO matters. She is keen to develop this area of her practice.
Isabelle is keen to receive instructions in professional discipline matters.
Isabelle accepts instructions in property and land law. She is keen to develop this area of her practice.
Having completed her second-six under Rachel Anthony, Isabelle gained a wide variety of experience in property and land matters. Isabelle observed numerous conferences and also prepared defences to possession proceedings and appeals.
Isabelle further conducted research and provided supplementary submissions in relation to the case of Jarvis v Evans  EWCA Civ 854.
Isabelle accepts instructions in regulatory, health and safety and licensing and is keen to develop this area of her practice.
Isabelle accepts instructions in the area of wills, trusts and probate and is keen to develop this area of her practice.
Under the supervision of Rachel Anthony, she had experience in analysing the contents and interests emanating from wills and Land Registry dispositions.