Our Current Pupils and Third Six Probationary Tenants



Our current pupils and third six probationary tenants:

Saisha Bacon

Saisha commenced her pupillage in October 2021 in the Commercial and Insolvency teams. She is currently supervised by Jay Jagasia.

Saisha completed her LLB Law at the University of Bristol. She then undertook the BPTC at the University of Law gaining a Very Competent mark and receiving the Opinion Writing Prize for ranking top in her cohort. Saisha also undertook work as a pro-bono advocate as part of her BPTC LLM in the East London Family Court. This gave her opportunities to represent clients in child contact cases, all at different stages.

During her BPTC, Saisha was awarded the Middle Temple Overseas Hong Kong Scholarship granting her three weeks of international commercial experience. This entailed observing a two week hearing before the Market Misconduct Tribunal sitting behind lead counsel for the Securities and Futures Commission. She then spent a week as an intern at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.

Saisha then spent some more time in Hong Kong undertaking a three week internship at Withersworldwide in the Dispute Resolution Commercial team.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Saisha worked as a commercial paralegal at Withersworldwide in London in the Intellectual Property and Technology team. She was involved in a number of commercial contract disputes during this role.

Saunak Irani-Nayar

Saunak commenced his pupillage in October 2021 in the Employment and Discrimination team. He is supervised by Douglas Leach.

Before starting pupillage, Saunak worked for a barrister specialising in commercial and employment litigation where he would draft pleadings, skeleton arguments and conduct research tasks in a range of cases involving: mortgage fraud, professional negligence and unfair dismissal. He was also appointed a Trade Union representative for The Cleaners and Allied Independent Workers Union (CAIWU) representing claimants in company hearings and the Employment Tribunal in unfair dismissal, discrimination, harassment and health & safety cases.

Saunak read Economics at the University of Cambridge for his undergraduate degree, before studying the GDL at the University of Law where he graduated with a Distinction (ranked 1st place in his year). He was awarded a prize for best overall performance and a prize for ranking top of his year in Land Law and Contract Law. Further, he scored the highest mark in his year in each of the Tort, Equity & Trusts, European Union and Criminal Law exams. Saunak then undertook the BPTC as an Astbury Scholar from Middle Temple. In October 2021, he was Called to the Bar (ranked 2nd place in his year) after securing a grade of Distinction (Outstanding) on the BPTC at the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA). He was awarded a prize by Maitland Chambers for ranking top of his year in the BSB’s Civil Litigation exam, a prize for topping his year in the Drafting module and also, the Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize by Middle Temple for being the Inn's best student on the Bar course.