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LARA SMYTH

Year of Call: 2017

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Criminal Law
Human Rights
Immigration

Biography

Lara obtained her law degree from Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge and worked in a prominent London public law firm before being called to the Bar in 2017.

Her pupillage was focused primarily within the sphere of Judicial Review and she has since developed a practice with a particular focus in public law.

Lara acts on behalf of both applicants and respondents in Judicial Review challenges across a broad range of issues.

She regularly appears before the Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland and the Review Tribunal on behalf of detained prisoners and patients respectively, and acts on behalf of appellants before the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum) and Upper Tribunal.

Lara has experience advising and acting in a wide range of civil litigation, including legacy cases, inquests, and actions against the police. She also acts on behalf of Defendants at both Magistrates’ and Crown Court level.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Law, University of Cambridge, II.I

Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast (IPLS), Distinction