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Trio of Caians awarded pupillages at London chambers

  • 31 May 2018

Three Caius graduate students have secured highly sought-after pupillages at some of the capital’s leading barristers’ chambers.

The students overcame tough competition to gain the prestigious positions – the final formal training stage for barristers – and will be specialising in different areas of law. A pupillage usually takes a year to complete and is divided into two halves, known as sixes, which take place in a set of chambers. During the year pupils undergo practical training, preparing them for a career as a barrister.

Barnaby Lowe, an LLM student, who also gained his undergraduate degree at Caius, will be joining Blackstone Chambers in autumn 2019, with a view of working in commercial law.

Currently studying for an MPhil in Criminology, Charles McCombe, will be expanding his knowledge of criminal law at Three Raymond Buildings when he begins his pupillage next year.

Born in New Zealand, Seamus Woods, also an LLM student, has accepted a pupillage starting this autumn at Erskine Chambers, where he will focus on company law. 

Caius has long-held a strong reputation for law with many of our graduates enjoying highly successful careers across the world.

On the news of the Caians’ pupillages, Dr Pippa Rogerson, Master-Elect and Director of Studies in Law, said: “These successes in the keen competition for pupillages at top sets are a testament to the strength of law in Caius. Well done Barnaby, Charles and Seamus.”


Pictured from left to right: Barnaby Lowe, Charles McCombe and Seamus Woods.


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