Faith qualified as a Solicitor in March 2020 and later obtained her Higher Rights of Audience in November 2020. Faith joined VHS Fletchers Solicitors in June 2021 and her work includes representing clients at the Police Station and the Magistrates’ Court, as well as POCA enforcement proceedings before the Magistrates.
Faith obtained her Law degree from Nottingham Trent University in 2015. As part of her degree she undertook a placement year at a criminal defence firm in Nottingham before completing her Postgraduate Legal Practice Course in 2016. During her undergraduate and postgraduate studies Faith provided pro bono representation to clients in Social Security and Employment tribunals as a Free Representation Unit representative.
Whilst at university, Faith was also a finalist in the Blackstones National Advocacy Competition which involved a series of mock trials and pre-trial applications. The preliminary rounds of the competition were judged by the current resident judge at Derby Crown Court HHJ Shant QC and retired circuit Judge HHJ Pugsley QC.
In 2018 Faith commenced her training contract at a firm in London where she undertook seats in criminal defence, housing and welfare benefits.
Prior to her training contract Faith had gained significant experience working as a criminal defence paralegal in a busy firm in Leicester where she managed crown court cases and complex Magistrates Court cases.
Faith has also worked in a fitness to practise department of a Health Care Regulator presenting cases on behalf of the regulator in Interim Order Applications and Interim Order Reviews.
Faith was a committee member of Young Legal Aid Lawyers between 2018 – 2021. Through this position she has been a speaker at events introducing students to Legal Aid work as well as representing Young Legal Aid Lawyers at policy meetings at the Ministry of Justice and cross-party parliamentary groups.