Pupil - Call 2009
Jemimah was called to the Bar in 2009 having read Law at Durham University. She completed the Bar Vocational Course at City Law School and volunteered at their pro bono legal advice centre. Jemimah was awarded a Major Exhibition Award by the Inner Temple for the purpose of studying for the Bar.
Since completing her legal studies Jemimah has worked in a number of roles within Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service initially starting at a County Court observing a wide variety of family and civil cases. Jemimah maintained her own administrative caseload of Family Law work covering divorce and financial relief, Children Act, and Family Law Act proceedings.
Subsequently Jemimah has worked as a High Court Judge’s Clerk to two Judge’s in the Family Division. She has been involved in High Court family and Court of Appeal proceedings in every area of family and Court of Protection law with a particular emphasis on High Court work including ‘big money’ financial relief, child abduction and Hague Convention, serious medical treatment and non-accidental injuries. During this time Jemimah spent significant amounts of time on the Midland Circuit as well as at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. She received four Reward and Recognition Awards from the Ministry of Justice for her work.
In addition Jemimah has spent a month volunteering at the Legal Aid Scheme in Accra, Ghana. She provided free legal advice and legal documents to those unable to afford legal representation. Her work involved significant amounts of drafting for family and civil cases, assisting in mediation and court hearings. She found this an immensely satisfying and rewarding experience. In order to undertake this project Jemimah was awarded a Sir Joseph Priestly Internship Award from the Inner Temple.
Further following this experience Jemimah delivered a lecture at the Annual District Judge’s meeting entitled “Chickens in the Courtroom” comparing the British legal system with Ghana’s.
‘When should the Judge and the Child Meet?’ Family Law Journal ( Fam Law 1148)
‘The Voice of the Child’ Family Court Journal
Bar Vocational Course, City Law School (2009)