Isabella read law as an undergraduate at Magdalene College, Cambridge. She was awarded a starred first and ranked third in her year. She then read for the BCL at St John's College, Oxford, where she focused on public law and human rights.
Before commencing pupillage, Isabella worked as a Research Assistant at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. Her work centred on the rule of law issues raised by the passage of the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 through Parliament.
Isabella has also taught European Union law at Cambridge since 2017, and has written articles on public law issues for the Cambridge Law Journal and Judicial Review.
During her first six months of pupillage, Isabella assisted members of Chambers in relation to a wide range of matters, including:
- Two-week civil conspiracy trial in the High Court concerning alleged planning fraud (with Philip Coppel QC and Asitha Ranathunga).
- Judicial review permission hearing concerning the Electoral Commission's monitoring of referendum campaign spending (with Philip Coppel QC).
- Written observations for preliminary reference to the Court of Justice on data protection rights (with Philip Coppel QC and John Fitzsimons).
- Pre-action advice in relation to potential judicial review of resolution to grant planning permission (with Tom Cosgrove QC).
- Advice as to lawfulness of immigration detention (with Emma Dring).
During her studies, Isabella received a number of prizes and scholarships, including the Norah Dias and Orlando Bridgman Prizes from Magdalene, Cambridge, the Daniel Slifkin Scholarship from St John's, Oxford, and the Lord Denning Scholarship from Lincoln's Inn.
Isabella is available to take instructions from 1 April 2019. She hopes to develop a broad practice in all of Chambers' core areas.