Third Six Pupil

Year of Call: 2016


Sian joins 5SAH after completing a 12-month pupillage at a leading set of criminal chambers, acting in a wide range of criminal cases in the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Court.

Sian is keen to extend her practice into Chambers’ other practice areas, and is supervised by Ben Keith, specialist in International and Extradition Law. 


Before pupillage, Sian spent three years gaining considerable experience in criminal defence work as assistant to Paul Harris, Senior Partner of Edward Fail, Bradshaw & Waterson. Sian worked on a broad spectrum of cases, from shopliftings to charges arising from the Hillsborough disaster. An integral part of her role at Edward Fail was working as a fully accredited police station representative. 

Sian has spent time volunteering for a number of legal charities including Liberty, Fair Trials and Reprieve. She also spent time working on death row cases at the Louisiana Capital Assistance Centre in New Orleans.


  • BPP University Law School: BPTC, Very Competent
  • University of Warwick: LLB, 2.1 

Criminal Defence

Sian defends clients in the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Court. Her experience includes a wide range of offences from violence and drugs to sexual offences. She is also instructed in private driving matters.

Criminal Prosecutions - Private & Public

Sian accepts instructions to prosecute criminal cases.

Extradition & International

Sian has experience in assisting in appeals against Interpol Red Notices and is keen to accept instructions in extradition and related matters.

Inquests & Inquiries

Sian accepts instructions in relation to Public Inquiries and Inquests.

Professional Memberships

  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.
  • Women in Criminal Law.