Social Mobility Co-Chair: Rebecca Keeves. Rebecca is a civil practitioner specialising in Chancery work. She joined Cornwall Street Barristers in 2018 having obtained a full pupillage exemption. Rebecca has previously qualified as a Fellow of CILEx and a solicitor with higher rights (civil and criminal). In addition to be the co-chair of the social mobility committee, Rebecca is the current secretary of the Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association.
Social Mobility Co-Chair: Lisa Hardy. Lisa is a highly experienced criminal practitioner who practices nationwide but comes from and remains in the Midlands. She prosecutes and defends in equal measure and is instructed in serious and complex cases of homicide, organised crime and high level drugs conspiracies. Her non-traditional legal background, as the daughter of a coal miner, and her journey into the profession have caused her to work tirelessly to encourage and inspire people from all of the diverse cultures and backgrounds in the Midlands to consider a career as a barrister. She also encourages women to join the profession, to remain whilst caring for families or to return to the profession when ready.
We are determined to ensure that on the Midland Circuit we do all that we can to encourage and inspire those aged 14-18 to consider a career in law and to understand that law is a profession that welcomes and encourages applicants from all members of the community in which we live and which we serve. We also aim to encourage and inspire students at University or in Further Education to continue their interest in law.”
Lisa Hardy & Rebecca Keeves