Our current pupils:
Sophie Walmsley commenced her Pupillage in October 2019 in the Personal Injury team and is supervised by Oliver Moore.
Prior to Pupillage, Sophie was a Fee Earner dealing with Road Traffic Collisions. Through this Sophie gained experience of small claims, particularly those in the Ministry of Justice RTA Claims Portal. In addition, Sophie assisted with Fast Track and Multi Track personal injury claims, which included employers’ liability and public liability claims. Sophie also attended Court conducting Infant Approval Hearings and prepared cases for Stage 3 Hearings.
Following this, Sophie worked in a local firm in the clinical negligence department where she would regularly liaise with Claimants and assist with the conduct of the claim.
Thereafter, Sophie developed her experience in clinical negligence by working at a Defendant firm on the NHS Resolution Panel. Sophie was seconded for a period of 6 months to an NHS Trust working within their legal team. During her secondment Sophie investigated and responded to allegations of clinical negligence, employers’ liability and public liability claims. This enabled Sophie to develop her understanding of internal NHS processes and procedures in relation to claims brought against the NHS. Sophie also gained insight into inquests and reporting deaths to the Coroner during her secondment.
Sophie has recently completed her LLM in Healthcare Law and Ethics at the University of Manchester, during the course of which Sophie focused on the impact of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board  UKSC 11 on clinical practice and clinical claims.
Charlotte Mallin-Martin commenced her pupillage in November 2020 in the Employment and Discrimination team and the Commercial team. She is supervised by Allan Roberts.
Charlotte studied law at Clare College, University of Cambridge. She went on to secure a distinction in her LLM at the University of Bristol Law School, where she specialised in employment law, International and European human rights, and company law.
During her LLM, she volunteered with the University of Bristol Law Clinic. As part of her pro bono work, she represented a client in the Employment Tribunal during an unfair dismissal remedy hearing. Charlotte returned to work for the Law Clinic in May 2019 whilst still completing the BPTC. Her work involved assisting clients with breach of contract and employment disputes and representing vulnerable individuals in the Social Security Tribunal.
Charlotte was awarded a Queen Mother Scholarship from the Middle Temple. She secured an Outstanding on the BPTC at the University of the West of England, where she was awarded the prize for the highest mark in the Civil Advocacy Assessment. During her BPTC year, she was a quarter finalist in the Middle Temple’s Rosamund Smith Mooting Competition, runner-up in the Middle Temple’s Richard Murtagh Memorial Moot, and winner of the UWE and Guildhall Chambers Civil Advocacy Competition. Charlotte was one of the two winners of the Middle Temple Young Barrister Association’s Advocacy Competition (November 2020).
Before commencing her pupillage, Charlotte worked as a paralegal in Burges Salmon’s Dispute Resolution Unit. She assisted fee earners on matters including professional negligence litigation, partnership disputes, and a challenge to jurisdiction which involved consideration of the Recast Brussels Regulation.
Outside of pupillage, Charlotte enjoys road cycling and mountain biking, having competed in the sport at a national level since the age of 11.
Mandla Ndlovu commenced his pupillage in November 2020 in the Crime team. He is supervised by Jennifer Tallentire.
Prior to securing Pupillage, Mandla worked as a paralegal in HMRC’s High-Value Litigation team. In this role, he worked closely with solicitors to progress a complex caseload, from the commencement of proceedings through to final hearing. Mandla was tasked with drafting submissions, reviewing witness statements, legal research and liaising with appellants.
Before this, Mandla worked as a caseworker in the Crown Court department of a busy criminal defence firm. His caseload encompassed the full spectrum of criminal offences, particularly drugs, non-fatal offences against the person and theft-related offences. This opportunity allowed him to gain invaluable experience in litigation.
Mandla completed an LLM in Public Law at University College London. He focussed on criminal and national security law, submitting his dissertation on the impact of s.253 of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 on the right to privacy.
Manon Rowlands commenced her pupillage in November 2020 in the Personal Injury team. She is supervised by Gabriel Farmer.
Prior to pupillage Manon worked in the Government Legal Department as a case holder in the Ministry of Defence division. Most recently she worked on the clinical negligence Lariam (anti-malarial) litigation brought by British military personnel. Manon was also involved in the Afghan and Iraqi Civilian Litigation ((1) Alseran (2) Al-Waheed (3) MRE (4) KSU v Ministry of Defence  EWHC 3289 (QB)). Prior to this, Manon worked as a paralegal to a QC specialising in catastrophic Personal Injury and Costs.
Manon attained a First Class Joint Honours English and History undergraduate degree from Queen Mary, University of London. She then completed her GDL (Commendation) and BPTC (Very Competent) and was awarded both the BPP Dean of Law School and Lincoln’s Inn Thomas More Scholarships. As part of her pro-bono work, Manon volunteered for AvMA and the Personal Support Unit in the Royal Courts of Justice.
Manon is a fluent Welsh speaker and outside of pupillage enjoys hiking and climbing in her native South Wales.