Prior to pupillage, Silas was a paralegal on the Infected Blood Inquiry, working as a coordinator on the Inquiry’s investigations into the NHS blood services.
Silas has also worked for Nottingham City Council on their response to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and for Citizens Advice as an advisor and project worker. He has been the recipient of the Buchanan Prize, the Lord Denning Scholarship and the Hardwicke Award.
Since joining Chambers, Silas has represented clients in the magistrates’ and Crown Court as well as joining the counsel team for the Infected Blood Inquiry. He has been instructed in a number of cases involving serious indecent images and cannabis cultivation in the Crown Court. He successfully argued for a suspended sentence for a client convicted of dangerous driving despite the judge commenting that it was a “miracle” that the collision had not caused serious injury or death. In the Youth Court, Silas secured the dismissal of a robbery charge on the day of trial, for a child with no previous convictions, after legal argument to the effect that proceedings had not been properly instituted.
Silas has been the recipient of the Buchanan Prize, the Lord Denning Scholarship and the Hardwicke Award.
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