Vida practices in all areas of criminal defence including drugs, violence and public disorder, confiscation and enforcement. Vida has worked on complex and voluminous financial crime cases and developed a reputation for being thorough and having the ability to easily grasp complex cases and areas of law. She is a personable and accessible advocate.
Prior to joining 25 Bedford Row, Vida gained experience in a variety of areas including, education law, community care law and public law. This has provided her with a wealth of knowledge, particularly when dealing with vulnerable clients and has excellent advocacy skills.
She has represented clients at tribunals as a Free Representation Unit volunteer and in her role as an Education and Community Care Paralegal at a national solicitors firm.
Vida is the Founder of Inspiring Youth Achievement, a charity which aims to encourage, support and inspire young people to achieve their ambitions (www.inspya.org)
Qualifications and Awards
2016 Shelford Scholarship, Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
2015 Inspiring Youth Achievement, Haringey Partnership Award
2012 Hardwicke Entrance Award, Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
2011 Sir Henry Barber Scholarship, University of Birmingham
2011 University of Birmingham, LLB Law (First Class)
Criminal Bar Association
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn