Barristers

Connie Purdy


Called: 2015

Summary

Connie joined Chambers in April 2020.

Connie regularly appears in public and private law children matters and she is also instructed in domestic violence injunction proceedings. Connie has undertaken an array of hearings from ex parte applications for non-molestation and occupation orders to a four-day contested care proceedings final hearing.

Before studying law, Connie read Financial Mathematics at Newcastle University. Thereafter, she completed the GDL at the University of Law and was awarded a Dean’s Award Scholarship for the BPTC at Northumbria University. Whilst at the latter, Connie undertook pro bono family law cases at their Student Law Office and won an international human rights internship a non-profit organisation, Lawyers Without Borders, in the USA.

Upon her return to the UK, Connie worked as a County Court Advocate on the North Eastern Circuit and a parliamentary assistant to the Rt Hon Alan Johnson (then MP) at the House of Commons. She then joined a solicitors’ firm to work as a family law paralegal.

Prior to joining Chambers, Connie successfully completed a mixed family and criminal law pupillage. During the same, Connie prosecuted in the Magistrates’ Court and was regularly instructed by defence solicitors for both Magistrates’ and Crown Court hearings. She advised and represented Defendants in respect of serious offences including knife point robbery and GBH.

Public Law Children

Connie has appeared at all stages of care proceedings through to contested final hearings. She has experience of cross-examining expert witnesses and has dealt with serious cases involving neglect, substance misuse and mental health issues.

Connie has a professional yet considerate nature enabling her to build a successful rapport with lay clients who are often in difficult and emotional circumstances.

Private Law Family

Private Law Children
Connie has regularly represented parents in private law children proceedings. She has particular experience in cases involving allegations of domestic abuse and parental alienation.

Connie works collaboratively with instructing solicitors and lay clients to obtain the best possible outcome.

Domestic Violence Injunctions
Connie has experience of both seeking and opposing applications for non-molestation and occupation orders.

Memberships

Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Education

Newcastle University, Financial Mathematics BSc (Hons), 2013

University of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law, Distinction, 2014

Northumbria University, Bar Professional Training Course, Outstanding, 2015

Interests

In her spare time, Connie likes travelling, watching football and going to the gym. Connie is often found at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium as an avid fan and season ticket holder.