Our current pupils:
Miriam commenced her 12-month Insolvency & Commercial pupillage in October 2018, under the supervision of Richard Ascroft.
Miriam read Law and French at Swansea University and graduated in 2015 with First class honours. As part of her undergraduate studies, Miriam completed an Erasmus year abroad in France, where she taught English and became fluent in French. She spent a further five months in Geneva, Switzerland, working at a United Nations NGO. During this internship, Miriam wrote and delivered speeches to the UN Human Rights Council on the subject of human rights violations.
Following her undergraduate degree, Miriam was awarded a Leolin Price QC Scholarship by Middle Temple and went on to complete the Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent) at City University, London in 2016. During this time, she worked for a London-based legal NGO that dealt with matters of discrimination. Miriam then trained as a qualified civil & commercial mediator and became a member of ADR Group.
Prior to starting pupillage, Miriam worked as a Court Advocate, appearing in over 500 hearings in county courts on the South Eastern Circuit. Her experience includes small claims trials, bankruptcy petitions, property possession matters, and a wide range of interlocutory applications(including applications for summary judgment, strike out and to set aside judgments). She also undertook noting brief work for experienced barristers in a variety of contentious and sensitive cases.
Alongside her legal work, Miriam taught violin and piano for nine years, and has written and performed for the Middle Temple Revels since 2015. She enjoys yoga and weight training, and is also a keen amateur illustrator and photographer. She is a qualified private pilot, but tends to travel to court by train or car.
Nicholas commenced his 12 month pupillage with Property and Commercial teams in October 2018. His Property pupil supervisor is Michael Selway and his Commercial pupil supervisor is Holly Doyle.
Nicholas studied History at King’s College London and was awarded a Kitchener’s Scholarship. He obtained his BA (First Class) in 2013. In addition to his degree, Nicholas also studied theology and philosophy becoming an Associate of King’s College. On completing his university studies, Nicholas studied the Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation) and the Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent) at City University, London.
Alongside his legal studies, Nicholas worked for the Free Representation Unit acting as a representative in a number of Social Security appeals. He also taught students at risk of failing their GCSE Maths and English bringing them up to the required level. Prior to starting pupillage, Nicholas worked as a county court advocate for a national firm being instructed in Mortgage Possession, Landlord and Tenant, Consumer Credit Act, Personal Insolvency and Small Claim matters.
A big sporting fan, Nicholas is a keen hockey and rugby player who supports Harlequins Rugby Club. Nicholas is also interested in Roman history and enjoys reading all things historical fiction.
Nicholas commenced his 12 month pupillage with the Crime team in October 2018. His pupil supervisor is Mary Cowe. He hopes to develop a practice in all areas of criminal law, with a particular interest in frauds.
After completing the Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction), Nicholas spent several years bringing together his interest in finance and criminal law. He started his career in investment banking compliance, before taking up a position at the European Central Bank, where he advised on legal issues arising from the euro crisis. This led Nicholas to undertake a Masters in Law (LL.M) at the European University Institute, before completing the Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding) at Manchester Metropolitan University. During the BPTC, Nicholas volunteered at Greater Manchester Law Centre, where he represented local residents in benefits appeals to the First-tier Tribunal.
Between the BPTC and pupillage, Nicholas worked as a paralegal for a legal aid firm in London, where his busy caseload included summary, Crown Court and confiscation matters. Nicholas gained experience advising vulnerable clients and he saw first-hand the importance of teamwork between solicitors and counsel.
Outside of work, Nicholas enjoys rugby, running and outdoors sports. Before turning to law, Nicholas completed his undergraduate in English Language and Literature (First) at the University of Oxford, and he continues to read widely.