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Arabella joined 5 Stone Buildings as a tenant in October 2020, following the successful completion of her pupillage in Chambers. During pupillage, she was supervised by Ruth Hughes, William East, Mathew Roper and Mark Baxter, gaining experience across the spectrum of Chambers’ practice areas. Arabella is happy to accept instructions in all areas in which Chambers practises.
Arabella graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2016 with a First in ab initio Russian and French, along with two prizes for her results. She achieved a Distinction on the City University GDL, placing third in the year, and was awarded the Lord Mansfield Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn for her BPTC year. Arabella then went on to obtain the highest Outstanding overall mark in the Lincoln’s Inn cohort for her BPTC, for which she was awarded the Lincoln’s Inn Student of the Year prize / Ede & Ravenscroft Wig and Gown prize, a Lincoln’s Inn Buchanan prize and the Barstow Scholarship from City University.
Before coming to the Bar, Arabella lived in Russia for a year, working first as a primary school teacher in Samara, then at an art organisation in Moscow. Following this, she worked at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (a United Nations agency) in Geneva. During her legal studies, Arabella volunteered with the National Centre for Domestic Violence, drafting witness statements for victims of domestic violence who sought emergency injunctions. She also taught debating at HMP Pentonville and HMP Feltham, as well as volunteering at the West London Family Court’s Personal Support Unit, assisting litigants in person.