Sam studied law at the Universities of Nottingham, Auckland and Oxford, where he won several prizes and scholarships and obtained First Class Honours degrees. Before coming to Chambers, he volunteered for the Free Representation Unit and worked as a research assistant and a legal editor at the Law Commission.
During pupillage, Sam assisted with a broad range of cases including in relation to the construction of insurance policies, the enforcement of foreign judgments, authorised push payment fraud, consumer protection and company directors’ duties.
Charles read law at Oxford, where he obtained a First Class Honours degree and graduated second in his year, with various prizes. He then completed the BCL at Oxford as the Fountain Court Scholar and the BVS as a scholar of Gray’s Inn.
During pupillage, Charles worked on a wide range of commercial disputes. Particular highlights include working on the Trucks collective proceedings regarding litigation funding in a successful appeal to the Supreme Court, a major sovereign debt claim in the Commercial Court raising allegations of bribery and the defence of a substantial professional negligence claim against a firm of solicitors.
Before coming to the Bar, Tiffany studied law at Cambridge where she was awarded a First Class Honours degree. Tiffany also studied for the BCL at Oxford where she obtained a Distinction and was awarded the Vinerian Scholarship (Proxime Accessit) and the Eldon Law Scholarship.
Particular highlights during pupillage include advising on business interruption policies responding to COVID-19-related losses, providing advice in relation to the potential professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty of a barrister in previous litigation and assisting in an offshore dispute involving a claim for rectification of a charge in favour of a bank.
Before coming to the Bar, Leah was a senior associate in the litigation and arbitration team at an international law firm in London, having commenced her practice in Australia in 2014. Prior to this, Leah obtained an MPhil in Law with Distinction at Oxford and gained Hons 1 and the University Medal, having been ranked first in each year of her undergraduate law studies at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.
During pupillage, Leah worked on a wide range of commercial disputes and has a particular interest in civil fraud, company disputes, competition law, insurance and professional discipline. Particular highlights include working on matters in The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2023, namely a 9-week trial arising from the sale of a collateralised debt obligation (‘CDO’) in which the claimant made wide-ranging allegations of fraud and, separately, defending a challenge to an arbitral award worth over US$10 billion.
Victoria obtained a First Class Honours degree in Politics, Psychology and Sociology at Selwyn College, Cambridge and was awarded the Polity Prize for Sociology. Prior to coming to the Bar, Victoria practised as a solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills and Travers Smith, where she acted on a broad range of commercial disputes, gaining experience across all stages of litigation and arbitration.
During the course of her pupillage, Victoria assisted members of Chambers on a range of commercial, administrative, and regulatory disputes, in both the English Courts and offshore proceedings. Particular highlights during pupillage include advising a contractual counterparty of a sanctioned entity on potential exposure under the UK sanctions regime, assisting on an application for notification injunctions against various defendants in a $100 million claim and assisting on the defence of a claim against an insurer under a warranty and indemnity insurance policy.