Siân studied Law at the University of York, graduating in 2011. She completed the Bar Professional Training Course at Kaplan Law School in 2012 and was called to the Bar in the same year. Sian joined Chambers following the successful completion of her pupillage, under the supervision of Moira Walsh. She now practises in Family (Children) and Criminal Law .
Prior to commencing pupillage Siân worked for two years as a paralegal in the criminal team at Bindmans LLP in London. She has therefore gained extensive experience of criminal defence work. The magistrates’ court cases she was responsible for preparing were usually complex because the clients had often been arrested at political demonstrations, which engaged Articles 10 and 11 of the ECHR. In addition to this Siân assisted in the preparation of a broad range of Crown Court cases ranging from murder, sexual offences and serious organised crime. Her record for securing acquittals or persuading the Crown to offer no evidence afforded her an excellent reputation and she joined Chambers with an impeccable reference from the firm.
Throughout her studies and during her employment at Bindmans LLP Siân gained substantial experience of public speaking. She enjoyed mooting and in 2011 won both the York University Criminal Law IV Moot (which was judged by the Recorder of York) and also the Southampton University Criminal Law Moot in 2011. For several years Siân also volunteered for a variety of pro bono advocacy charities such as FRU, the National Appropriate Adult Network and the Thames Valley Magistrates’ Scheme.