Antonia called to the Bar in 2020, following a bar traineeship, and has been involved in a wide variety of litigious work, including financial provision on divorce; child contact disputes; child relocation; permanence orders; child abduction; personal injury actions; medical negligence; employment disputes; professional liability and disciplinary proceedings.
As a devil Antonia was extremely fortunate to work closely with some of Scotland’s leading family practitioners, Lynda Brabender QC and Rachel Shewan. This involved exposure to highly contentious matrimonial work involving high value financial disputes, jurisdictional issues and questions of residence and contact.
She trained with Levy & McRae and Clyde & Co in 2018/19. During her traineeship Antonia conducted a number of Simple Procedure proofs in the sheriff court.
Prior to starting her traineeship Antonia completed her legal education at the University of Strathclyde. Throughout her degree she volunteered with the Strathclyde University Law Clinic offering free legal advice and representation to clients. Antonia conducted a 4-day employment tribunal in her second year of university gaining praise from the employment judge for her handling of the case.
During her diploma year Antonia worked with the Dean of Faculty and the University to create and develop mini devilling, a scheme which offers students a shortened period of devilling during their education. Her aim was to promote the Bar to young lawyers.
Antonia is a member of the Advocates Family Law Association. She is on the committee of the Scottish Young Lawyers Association. She has put every effort into promoting education to young lawyers and arranged a number of educational events during her devilling including arranging events on advocacy and defamation. She was also instrumental in the widely publicised “criminal trial of Santa Claus”, raising a substantial sum for Edinburgh’s Children’s Hospital charity.
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