Awards

Middle Temple, Astbury Scholarships (GDL and BPTC, 2017 & 2018)
BPP, Pro Bono Award (BPTC, 2018)
British Council Generation UK, Jiangsu Scholarship (Intensive Mandarin, 2015)

Experience

Year of Call: 2019

Education

BPP Law School: Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), Very Competent and LLM,  Distinction (2019)
City Law School: Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) (2018)
Lincoln College, University of Oxford: BA (Hons), Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) (2015)

Profile

Klara joined chambers as a tenant in January 2022 after successful completion of her pupillage under Michael Gration QC, Anita Mehta and Lucy Cheetham.

Klara has a particular interest in surrogacy law, both in this jurisdiction and abroad, and in cases with an international element.

Public Children

Klara represents local authorities, parents and children at all stages of care proceedings. She has experience representing particularly vulnerable clients, including those with addiction issues and learning difficulties.

She has assisted in training expert witnesses at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Private Children and Domestic Abuse

Klara represents mothers, fathers and grandparents in private children proceedings including those involving allegations of serious domestic abuse and substance misuse. She has also successfully represented clients in proceedings under the Family Law Act 1996.

She has a particular interest in Specific Issue Orders concerning vaccinations.

International Children

Klara is building a practice across the spectrum of international children law. She has appeared in the High Court in a two-day final hearing for summary return under the 1980 Hague Convention. She has further appeared in the High Court in Re CC (A child: Article 13(b), Hague Convention 1980) [2022] EWHC 743 (Fam).

During pupillage, she assisted Henry Setright QC and Michael Gration QC for the appellant in G v G [2021] UKSC 9 concerning the relationship between the 1980 Hague Convention and the Refugee Convention.

Other experience

Prior to commencing pupillage, Klara set up the West London Family Court branch of the Personal Support Unit (now Support Through Court), which gives practical and emotional support to litigants in person before, during, and after court. She has previously volunteered for the AIRE Centre as a legal researcher investigating the impact of Covid-19 on human rights, and for Vocalise as a prison mentor. She is also Honorary Legal Adviser to Lincoln College Vacation Project, a student-run charity which runs holidays for children involved with social services.

Klara has studied, lived, and worked in China and remains interested in Chinese language and culture. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching pilates, walking, and live music.

Professional Memberships

The Honourable Society of Middle Temple
Family Law Bar Association