Fountain Court Chambers is delighted to announce that, following the successful completion of their pupillages, Marcus Field, Nathalie Koh and Orestis Sherman will join chambers in October 2020.
Marcus attained a first class BA in Classics at the University of Oxford (Magdalen) where he obtained the highest mark in the Latin papers in Mods. He went on to obtain a distinction in the Graduate Diploma in Law. During pupillage, Marcus has worked on two appeals to the Supreme Court as well as numerous commercial disputes in the Court of Appeal and Commercial Court. Particular highlights include drafting a written case for the Supreme Court on aspects of the law of constructive trusts, drafting a skeleton argument for defendants in a $1bn multi-national fraud claim and assisting with an urgent application for a novel interim injunction against ‘persons unknown’.
“It has been a strange time to be completing pupillage, but the members and staff at Fountain Court have been hugely supportive. I’m delighted that I’ll be able to continue working with them as a tenant in October.”
Nathalie grew up in Singapore and New Zealand. She obtained a first class degree in Jurisprudence at Queen’s College, Oxford and then went on to take the BCL at Merton and obtained the Ralph Chiles Prize in Comparative Human Rights, the Slaughter & May prize in Constitutional Law, and the Fountain Court and Princess Royal scholarships, amongst others. She is fluent in Chinese.
During pupillage, Nathalie worked on a wide range of commercial, administrative, and professional discipline disputes. Particular highlights include proceedings in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal relating to sexual misconduct, and a complex arbitration involving high value claims against Russian entities for breaches of a SHA. She is currently working on the FCA test case concerning business interruption clauses in insurance policies.
“I have enjoyed pupillage immensely, and have truly benefitted from the kindness and patience of my pupil supervisors. I am thrilled to be joining Chambers, and look forward to seeing everyone again”.
Orestis attained a first class LLB from UCL and then completed the LLM at the University of Cambridge (Corpus Christi). He received a number of awards at university, including a Dean’s List commendation from UCL and the Chancellor’s Medal from the University of Cambridge, where he finished first in his year. Orestis has worked on a range of commercial, regulatory, fraud and professional discipline disputes during pupillage, including high-profile proceedings before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal concerning sexual conduct by a City solicitor with a junior colleague, a strike-out application in a LIBOR-rigging claim and an FCA investigation into alleged breaches of the Listing Rules.
“I have enjoyed pupillage at Fountain Court enormously and I have learnt a great deal from my supervisors and other members of Chambers. I am very much looking forward to commencing tenancy here in October.”