Gretel is a former solicitor with a keen academic interest in the Law. In the year prior to pupillage, Gretel was the judicial assistant to Lord Briggs in the Supreme Court where she was exposed to a wide variety of cases including researching points of general commercial, trusts, tax, public and shipping law.

Gretel studied Law at Downing College, Cambridge, followed by the BCL at Christ Church, Oxford. She trained as a solicitor at Slaughter and May with a secondment to Hengeler Mueller in Düsseldorf, and qualified into the Disputes and Investigations team in 2018. As an associate, Gretel worked on a range of high-value commercial disputes including insurance disputes, competition litigation and a bribery investigation. She was part of the data protection working group and is interested in innovation and emerging technologies.

Outside work, Gretel enjoys playing in an orchestra, sailing and spending time outdoors.