Grace Robertson

Grace Robertson

BarristerCall - 2021

Grace graduated from Bristol University with a first-class degree in History, winning the best dissertation prize and becoming a published historian for her piece on the Chernobyl Disaster. Grace went on to complete the Teach First programme as an English Secondary school teacher in South Bristol, before moving to Australia to teach in Melbourne for a year.

Converting to law and returning to the UK, Grace remained a proud Teach First ambassador and advocate for children’s rights. During her law conversion, she worked alongside NYAS as a research assistant on children’s secure accommodation cases. She also presented to school children, running sessions promoting legal awareness as part of the Streetlaw organisation. Prior to pupillage, she worked with Advocate and BPP’s Family and Housing Law Clinic, aiding people to secure representation and advice in a full range of family law cases.

First, History BA, University of Bristol

Distinction, PGCE English Language and Literature

Secondary Education, University of Bristol

Distinction, Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP, London

Distinction, Bar Training Course, LLM, BPP, London

Lincoln’s Inn Denning Scholarship

BPP’s academic excellence award

BPP’s career commitment award

Bristol University best dissertation prize

Bristol University Graham Robertson scholarship


Lincoln’s Inn

Beyond children’s rights Grace is passionate about animal welfare, placing second in A-Law’s 2021 legal essay competition. Outside the realms of rights and advocacy, Grace is an enthusiastic runner, having completed the Edinburgh Marathon to raise money for Alzheimer’s Scotland. During lockdown, she is also sure she has annoyed those she lives with by pursuing her passion for singing and playing amateur piano.