Our current pupils:
Charlotte commenced pupillage in November 2020, specialising in Employment, Discrimination and Commercial law. She is supervised by Allan Roberts.
As part of her employment and discrimination work, Charlotte has gained experience in many aspects of practice, including associated areas such as pensions law and post-termination restrictive covenants. She has been fortunate enough to see cases in the ET, EAT and Court of Appeal. As part of her commercial work, Charlotte has assisted with disputes involving breach of contract, misrepresentation, and breach of directors’ duties. She has observed hearings in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.
Charlotte has recently delivered webinars with members of Chambers on the new rules in the Business and Property Courts and the Supreme Court’s decision in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake. She also co-wrote an article with Hugh Sims QC and Katie Gibb on the scope of a director’s duty to disclose conflicts of interest.
Charlotte is a graduate of Clare College, Cambridge (BA Law) and the university of Bristol Law School (LLM). She is a Queen Mother Scholar of the Middle Temple. During her BPTC year, she secured the highest mark of her cohort in the Civil Advocacy Assessment. In November 2020, she was one of the two winners of the Middle Temple Young Barrister Association’s Advocacy Competition.
Before commencing her pupillage, Charlotte worked as a paralegal in Burges Salmon’s Dispute Resolution Unit. As part of her pro bono work with the University of Bristol Law Clinic, Charlotte assisted clients with their employment tribunal claims and contractual disputes.
Outside of pupillage, Charlotte enjoys road cycling and mountain biking, having competed in the sport since the age of 11. In 2014, she won the Junior Women’s National Downhill Biking championships.
Mandla Ndlovu commenced his pupillage in November 2020 in the Crime team. He is supervised by Jennifer Tallentire.
During his first six, Mandla has shadowed Jenny Tallentire and other members of chambers in a variety of proceedings regarding a diverse range of criminal offences. He regularly attended plea and trial preparation hearings, trials, sentencing hearings and client conferences. During this time, Mandla also assisted in drafting a selection of applications and documents for court, including notes for sentence, bad character and hearsay applications.
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 to the 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 commenced her pupillage in the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team in November 2020. She is supervised by Gabriel Farmer.
As a pupil, Manon has assisted in drafting pleadings and advised in relation to RTAs (including MIB and Article 75 Insurer liability); employers’ liability issues (both accidents and assaults in the workplace) and clinical negligence. Manon has significant experience in quantum work, regularly drafting six figure future pecuniary losses for advices, Schedules and Counter Schedules of Loss. Manon has a particular interest in Costs, having assisted in advising on the validity of Part 36 Offers, fixed costs recovery, QOCS and set off. During her first six, Manon observed a number of hearings including credit hire, small claims, Stage 3 hearings, infant approval hearings, applications for relief from sanctions, CCMCs and inquests.
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. She assisted in particular on the phone hacking Costs litigation of Frost v MGN  UKSC 33, and BNM v MGN  EWCA Civ 1767.
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.