Chloe Carvell

Paralegal

Chloe Carvell

Paralegal

I attained a First Class degree in Law with Criminology at London South Bank University. After being awarded a major scholarship from the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple and two scholarships from BPP Law School in Holborn, I completed the Bar Professional Training Course and a Masters in Law. My undergraduate dissertation was based on whether those accused of sexual offences should be afforded the protection of anonymity up until trial. The purpose of my postgraduate masters project was to inform criminal practitioners approaches that can be taken when a complainant in a sexual offence case refuses to disclose digital data within their possession, and also how practitioners can deal with a mass of digital data in fraud cases. I will be called to the Bar of England and Wales in November 2019 and begin my criminal pupillage with 15 New Bridge Street Chambers in April 2020.

I have always been fascinated by the differing moral stances taken by people within our society, the conflicting circumstances and perceptions which in turn affect our legal framework. Growing up in East London fuelled my interest in criminal defence work as I have been able to witness first-hand the reasons behind why individuals, especially youths get tied up in the criminal justice system and subsequently why great client care is crucial.

Working at Carson Kaye exposes me to a vast array of work within the criminal sector. My analytical skills have been further refined since working at the firm as I often have to apply logic and reasoning when dealing with cases. The importance of perseverance and effective communication is key within my role.

While I am not working, I enjoy socialising, travelling and going to Middle Temple events. I also attend police stations as an Independent Custody Visitor as it is my passion to help people whose liberty is at stake.