The Pupillage Committee

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Our Pupillage Committee consists of the members of Chambers listed below.  We’ve included their interests so that you know a little bit about them.

Lucy Garrett KC (Head of the Pupillage Committee).

Lucy enjoys reading. Her current recommendations are Dick Francis (a joyous rediscovery), especially Hot Money and Whip Hand, the latest Mantel of course and Tana French’s superb Dublin Murder Squad series.  Sadly she can’t recommend the 2019 Reacher but all the previous ones remain excellent.

Lucy took a sabbatical from the Bar between June 2018 and December 2019 to work as Senior Advisor for the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.  She spent 18 months in Sierra Leone working closely with the Mayor of Freetown, the extraordinary Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE.  Her blog describing her experiences is here.

Adrian Williamson KC

Adrian’s interests include supporting Arsenal FC, squash, tennis and reading.

Charles Banner KC

As well as spending time with his young family, Charles enjoys running, travel, theatre, contemporary art and rock music. He has run 9 London Marathons and has climbed two of the Seven Summits (parenthood then got in the way of the rest). He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He skis badly but enthusiastically, much like his guitar playing.

Calum Lamont KC

Calum follows Bath Rugby and thankfully can still remember the good times. He plays in a competitive pipe band and has competed at national and international level, including the World Championships. Calum retains a strong interest in British imperial history and has completed two papers on nineteenth-century East Africa.

James Thompson

When allowed some spare time by his young family, James enjoys sports (in particular skiing and golf, both of which have suffered significant deterioration in skill level over the years) and walking in the Kent countryside. He also likes cooking and to collect cook books, and particularly recommends those of Nigel Slater (his Instagram account is also worth a follow). His prized possession however is a First Edition copy of Fergus Henderson’s “Nose to Tail Eating”, although he is yet to attempt to cook anything from it.

Sarah Williams

Sarah skippers her family boat, which she thinks is currently bobbing somewhere on the west coast of Scotland. Although she knows very little about art, in better times she enjoys looking at the Delacroix or the Gallen-Kallela in the National Gallery (although Whistlejacket is her real favourite). Recently, Sarah has discovered a passion for failing to bake sourdough bread. 6 bricks and counting…

Brenna Conroy

Brenna enjoys all things history related and has a particular interest in intellectual and cultural history. When not working, she can be found in the National Gallery contemplating Hogarth’s Marriage A-la-Mode or listening to a true crime podcast.

Tom Owen

Tom is a keen sportsman. He enjoys playing and watching football, rugby and cricket.

Charlie Thompson

When not digesting weighty legal tomes or drinking at the rugby club bar, you can probably find Charlie with an oat milk flat white, baby in papoose and French literature nearby.

Jennie Wild

Jennie is a keen (and founding) member of the Keating netball team.  In her spare time she enjoys taking her daughter to the swings and, when she has a moment to herself, visiting art galleries.  She also enjoys travelling to Australia to visit friends and family.

Isobel Kamber

Isobel Kamber photo

Isobel loves all things fashion, art and interiors. To channel this, in her spare time she enjoys shopping and attending exhibitions. Isobel is also a keen cyclist (albeit in a spin studio) and enjoys reading.

The Pupillage Committee wishes you the very best of luck.