BEING A LITIGATOR: “WHAT I’D TELL A YOUNGER ME” 2: BRIE STEVENS-HOARE QC
In the second in this series I popped into chambers at Hardwicke and spoke to property and probate law litigator Brie Stevens-Hoare QC. A QC since 2013 Brie is also Deputy Adjudicator to HM Land Registry and sits as a fee-paid judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Property Chamber (Land Registration Division). Brie was chair of the London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA) and is currently Vice Chair of the Property Bar Association. She has also previously served on Bar Council and Bar Standards Board committees. Brie was a founder member of FreeBar the Bar Community LGBT+ group and is a Bencher at Lincoln’s Inn. Brie’s preferred form of transport is a motor cycle. I asked Brie about being a litigator, litigation and the rules and the advice she would give to her younger self.
“Take the time at the beginning, when there is time, to properly study the procedural rules, every single one. Maybe a rule a day. Then you can make sure you know exactly what is there. Think of them individually and collectively, thinking about how they fit together as a whole functioning system. Then for the rest of your career you will know what you might deploy but always go back and look at the actual wording before you do.”