Diane joined Tanfield in September 2015 on successful completion of her pupillage. She accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work, with a particular focus on property law and public law work.
Diane frequently appears in the County Court, including in fast-track and multi-track trials. She has a busy landlord and tenant practice acting for both claimants and defendants and dealing with diverse matters including possession, forfeiture and disrepair. Diane also has experience representing secure tenants in possession claims which have involved issues of succession, estoppel, and proportionality under the Human Rights Act.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Diane graduated from King’s College, Cambridge with a first class degree in Social and Political Sciences.
She has received a number of prizes and scholarships including the Peter Duffy Human Rights Award from Lincoln’s Inn in 2013, following receipt of which she undertook a three-month internship at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
Diane is fluent in both spoken and written French.