• Family
  • Criminal


  • LLM – Northumbria University 2019
  • BPTC – Northumbria University – 2019
  • GDL – Northumbria University – 2017
  • Linguistics MA Hons – Newcastle University – 2016
  • English Language and Literature – Northumbria University – 2015


  • Dean’s Award (Northumbria University)
  • Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship (Northumbria University


  • The Honorary Society of the Inner Temple
  • Called to the Bar 2019
  • CPS Grade 1 Prosecutor
  • Deans Award – Northumbria University
  • Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship – Northumbria University


Annabelle joined Crown Chambers’ Pupillage Programme in October 2022, supervised by Gaynor Hall, and has a keen interest in both Criminal and Family Law.

Prior to the commencement of pupillage, Annabelle worked as a Legal Assistant within the Children’s Legal Team at Middlesbrough Council. Within this role, Annabelle worked alongside Fee Earners on a range of public family law matters, including care proceedings and court of protection matters. Annabelle has experience with cases involving non-accidental injury, historical sexual abuse, and cases with an international element. Annabelle worked alongside agencies, including the Crown Prosecution Service in relation to matters which included ongoing criminal proceedings.

Annabelle also enjoyed previous roles as a Legal Assistant at a Magic Circle firm where she worked on a range of commercial and financial regulatory matters; as a Legal Assistant within a firm specialising in Employment matters, and as a County Court Advocate with Quest Legal Advocates where she regularly attended case management and final hearings, and small claims trials, across the Northern and North Eastern Circuits.

Annabelle has experience of working with children and vulnerable individuals, including those who are neurodiverse or who experience mental health concerns, and those who are assisted by an intermediary.

Criminal Law:

Annabelle is a Grade 1 prosecutor and frequently appears in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts. She has had particular success in prosecuting trials involving domestic abuse and racial harassment matters where she has been described as a “calming influence” within the court room. Annabelle also has experience with youth matters.

Family Law:

Since commencing pupillage, Annabelle has utilised her previous experience to represent parties within public law matters, including at urgent removal hearings. Annabelle also has represented parties within private proceedings in relation to domestic abuse and child arrangement matters, including where there are allegations of serious domestic abuse and allegations of rape or sexual assault.