Siân Holmes

Siân Holmes

Year of Call 2017

Introduction:

Siân accepted tenancy at Linenhall Chambers in 2020 after completing her pupillage specialising in Family Law under the supervision of Alexandra Hewitt and Kate Meredith-Jones.

Career History:

Prior to accepting pupillage, Siân worked at a local firm of solicitors, managing a caseload of both public and private law matters, including domestic abuse matters, Child Arrangements and Care Proceedings. Siân is familiar with dealing directly with lay clients and attending court hearings on their behalf, and so is able to put them at ease and guide them through the court process.

She is able to confidently provide advice on cases of all merits, and her previous experience dealing with clients directly means that she understands the importance of offering a holistic analysis, taking into account legal, procedural and practical considerations. Siân adapts her method of handling cases depending on whether a pragmatic or robust approach is required, and is equally comfortable either offering realistic advice or acting fearlessly on instructions, depending on each particular client’s needs.

Throughout her legal studies Siân was involved in pro-bono work in the community, and volunteered at ‘Support Through Court’ (formerly the ‘PSU’) based at the Liverpool Civil & Family Court. ‘Support Through Court’ is a national charity assisting unrepresented litigants navigate court proceedings.

Before entering the legal sector, Siân was a Foreign News Editor at an international media conglomerate based in Liverpool where she produced, edited and translated foreign-language news and media content for the maritime and hotel industries.

Education:

Manchester Metropolitan University – BPTC – (Very Competent)

University of Law, Chester – Graduate Diploma in Law – (Commendation)

UCL – Linguistics MA – (Merit)

University of Liverpool – Modern European Languages BA (Hons) in Italian, French and Spanish – (2:1)

Université Paris IV Sorbonne

Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro

Awards & Scholarships:

Diplock Scholarship – The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Lovatt-Green Scholarship – University of Liverpool

Other Qualifications and Accreditations:

Siân is qualified to practise internationally as a Civil and Commercial Mediator.

Memberships and Associations:

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sianholmes/

Personal Interests:

Siân has a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Acting from Drama Studio London and continues to enjoy both theatre and film.

Siân also enjoys spending time sailing and wildlife watching along the coastline of her native Wirral, and volunteers both as a Marine Mammal Medic with the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) and as a fundraiser for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

Siân is proud of her Welsh heritage and is a Welsh language learner.

 

 

 

 

 

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