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Meet The Team

Everyone who made The Daisy Chain Project possible.

The Daisy Chain Project wouldn’t be possible without the incredible generosity of the following people. Our trustees have supported our endeavour to create a legal resource for those struggling with domestic abuse situations since the beginning, while our amazing team of lawyers donate hours of their time and tonnes of knowledge to support the cause.


Jade-Shannon Patrick

Jade-Shannon Patrick is the founder of this charity. She feels very strongly about helping those in abusive situations to get free of them having worked in in both Criminal and Family law.  Jade has a sensitive yet robust way of dealing with vulnerable clients and an extensive knowledge of the law in these areas. She also enjoys baking, music, and making her cats dress in tiny costumes.

Hayley Stoner

Hayley Stoner deals with the logistics of The Daisy Chain Project and is responsible for the organisation of collections and donations. Hayley has a methodical and sympathetic approach and is a true ‘people person’. Outside of the charity, Hayley likes to spend time with her young son and animals, as well as go to the theatre.

Simon Spence QC

Simon Spence QC is a criminal Queens Counsel based in London and East Anglia. He is rated in the Legal 500 and specialises in serious criminal law including murder, historic sexual abuse, and domestic violence. Simon has been on television lately regarding his work in the James Fairweather case, and a lot of his cases are widely reported in the media. When not working, Simon enjoys Opera, fine dining, and the company of his labrador, Humphrey.

William Skjott

William Skjott is a commercial and chancery law barrister based at Lamb Chambers. He is fluent in English and Danish with a working knowledge of Norwegian and Swedish. Outside of work, William has a keen interest in conservation, clay pigeon shooting which he does competitively, and the theatre.

Faye Shippam

Faye Shippam works in the shipping industry and is passionate about helping to educate and eradicate domestic violence. Outside of work, Faye enjoys attending concerts and socialising with her friends.


Our lawyers are fully regulated and qualified solicitors and barristers that practice in England and Wales. We have a variety of criminal and family law specialists.

Simon Myerson QC

Simon Myerson QC is a Queen’s Counsel with over 22 years of experience dealing with a breadth of criminal matters including but not limited to homicides, sexual offences, manslaughter and prosecutions for causing or allowing the death of a vulnerable person under the Domestic Violence Crime and Victims Act 2004.

Damian Stewart

Damian Stuart is a specialist Family and  Children’s Law barrister with over 20 years of experience. He has a sympathetic and systematic approach and can easily put clients minds at ease. Outside of work Damian enjoys writing, and his debut play ‘Remember Scarborough’ has just been to the Edinburgh Fringe.

Lawrence Watts

Lawrence Watts is a criminal solicitor based in Hull, Yorkshire. He has over two decades of experience and deals with most criminal matters, including assaults and injuries relating to domestic abuse.

Mark Peter Savage

Mark Peter Savage is a Higher Rights Solicitor Advocate dealing with criminal matters including domestic abuse. He is based in Essex and  outside of work enjoys spending time with his family and menagerie of cats.

Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook is a Family and Criminal law barrister based in Manchester. She has an active domestic abuse practice and is able to provide practical advice on the same. Outside of work, Sarah is interested in travel and supports a number of autism/special education charities.

Simon Elliott

Simon Elliott is a Criminal barrister based in London who prosecutes and defends in Crown Courts across the country. He gives practical and realistic advice. In his spare time, Simon enjoys stand up comedy, art, his new puppy and very jazzy trousers.

Philip Sinclair

Philip Sinclair is a Criminal barrister and head of Maidstone Chambers. He takes on high profile criminal cases including sexual offences and murder. Philip also enjoys shouting at the radio and sailing.

Kieran Galvin

Kieran Galvin specialises in serious criminal case. In his free time Kieran is an avid football fan and is passionate about animal rights and art.

Other members of the team

Dr Tosin Adekunle

Dr Tosin Adekunle is a psychiatrist and medical doctor (GMC number 7122754) who will help our clients with pro bono therapy if they need it due to trauma or anxiety about the court process.

The Daisy Chain Project

Domestic Abuse Prevention Charity- Legal advice
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Does anybody know how to connect a xerox workcentre printer to the network- we have WiFi and an Ethernet cable but it’s not letting us print. Thank you
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We have lots of exciting stuff to come so have been busy beavering away behind the scenes. You can expect our first book in around December time, which deals with domestic abuse for children aged 3-7.

We also have some more media opportunities coming our way, a trip to court, and a few more bits and pieces.

As ever if you need us, contact

#domesticabuse #lawyers #probono
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The Daisy Chain Project
Thank you, Waitrose, for your £348 donation ❤️
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The Daisy Chain Project
We’re so excited 🙂
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The Daisy Chain Project
Is anyone able to help us make and edit a video about domestic abuse? We’d like to make more interactive content as we appreciate people viewing our resources may learn in different ways 🌈
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The Daisy Chain Project
We are desperately seeking more lawyers to join our team. We give pro bono legal advice to victims of domestic abuse via an email inbox. If you are a family, crime, or housing practitioner and can spare some time on an ad hoc basis to help us we would really appreciate it!

#probono #legaladvice #domesticabuse

We want to branch into being able to be at our office full time. Does anyone know of any funding we can get to employ people? Thank you!

RT @ukhomeoffice: Gay men are more than twice as likely to be victims of #DomesticAbuse.*
Survivor @MattJLloyd tells us how he found the strength to leave an abusive relationship.
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We would also like to hear from anyone who has self published a children’s book ❤️

Now we have our manuscript we are needing an illustrator to do lovely big, colourful pictures for our children’s book on domestic abuse. Does anyone have any recommendations?

First draft of our children’s book is complete. Thanks to everyone who donated personally, as well as @KatyBourne @SussexPCC, and @waitrose ❤️