Two new tenants for Brick Court following pupillage

06/07/16, Chambers News, Pupillage News

Brick Court Chambers is delighted to announce that, following the successful completion of their pupillages, David Heaton and Sophie Shaw will join chambers respectively in July and September 2016.

Helen Davies QC, Joint Head of Chambers, said: “We warmly welcome both David and Sophie to chambers.  They have both excelled in our rigorous pupillage process and we are confident they will develop successful and accomplished practices in the future.”

David Heaton gained the top first in law (LLB) from the University of Melbourne and was awarded the Supreme Court Prize, while taking a first (BA) in German and a Diploma of Modern Languages in Indonesian. He worked initially as a solicitor at King and Wood Mallesons in Melbourne, and then as an Associate to the Hon Justice Hayne AC in the High Court of Australia. David took the BCL at St John’s College, Oxford, graduating with distinction and being awarded the Clifford Chance Civil Procedure Prize.  Immediately before pupillage, he completed the MPhil in Law at St John’s, receiving a distinction for his thesis on “The Power of Government to Make Contracts”.  He has worked on commercial, public law and EU-law matters during pupillage, including an international commercial arbitration, a fraud claim against a public authority, sanctions violations, a judicial review of UK tobacco control measures and a challenge to the validity of an EU measure in Luxembourg. David  looks forward to becoming involved in all areas of chambers’ work, with a particular focus on commercial and public law.

Sophie Shaw read law at Clare College, Cambridge (including an exchange year at Utrecht University).  She gained the top first in Part II, winning prizes for Equity and EU law, and subsequently achieved a first on the LLM. During pupillage, she has worked on matters across the range of chambers’ expertise. These have included cases concerning pharmaceuticals regulation, insurance, civil fraud and a challenge to the UK’s standardised tobacco packaging measures.  She is keen develop a practice in all areas of chambers’ specialisms, with a particular focus on commercial litigation and arbitration and EU/Competition Law. 

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