5 Stone Buildings is the nicest and most approachable set of chambers. It has fantastic barristers at all levels and are always flexible and accommodating.
Carmen joined chambers after completing her pupillage at 5 Stone Buildings in October 2023.
During her pupillage she assisted in a variety of matters, including a ten‑day proprietary estoppel trial and various estate disputes involving probate claims and will construction. She has helped advise on the quantum and merits of claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, and attended mediations of those claims. Carmen has also gained experience in Court of Protection work, property disputes involving artwork and inheritance tax issues including the availability of Business Property Relief.
Carmen recently assisted Penelope Reed KC and Mark Blackett-Ord in the Court of Appeal in Sangha v The Estate of Diljit Kaur Sangha & Others  EWCA Civ 660.
Before joining chambers, Carmen worked as a paralegal in the Private Client and Tax team at Withers LLP, with a specific focus on non-contentious wealth planning. She also acted as a research assistant in the Secured Transactions Law Reform Project.
Carmen studied Law at University College London, and was awarded the Tancred Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn. She completed the Bar Course alongside an LLM at the University of Law, where she worked in a Pro Bono clinic.
Carmen is happy to accept work in all of chambers’ practice areas and she also accepts instructions in Spanish.