Brick Court Chambers is delighted to announce that it has offered tenancy to all six of its 2020-21 pupils - bringing the total number of tenants up to 100 in our centenary year. The new members of chambers are:
Chintan Chandrachud commenced pupillage after spending four years as a solicitor at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP. His practice encompassed commercial litigation, tax litigation and international arbitration. His notable representations included acting for a Ukrainian bank in PCA arbitration proceedings under the Russia-Ukraine BIT, acting for hedge funds in a claim of share price manipulation on Indian stock markets at the Commercial Court, and acting for a British mining conglomerate in the largest ever tax dispute (USD 200 billion) against the Tanzanian Revenue. Chintan holds a BCL and MPhil from Oxford, an LLM from Yale, and a PhD in comparative constitutional law from Cambridge. He secured ten scholarships and three prizes across his studies. He taught constitutional law at St Catherine’s College and Christ Church, Oxford. Chintan joins chambers in July 2021.
Jessie Ingle graduated with a first class honours degree in law from the University of New South Wales, Australia, winning the prize for best performance in Public International Law, followed by a first-class degree in the LLM at the University of Cambridge in 2014. Before coming to the Bar, Jessie qualified as a solicitor at Linklaters LLP and practised as an associate in the firm’s dispute resolution department in London, specialising in public and commercial litigation. During her time at Linklaters, Jessie acted for and advised major clients, including a successful respondent State before the European Court of Human Rights. During pupillage, Jessie worked on a range of commercial, public and international/EU matters, including several high-profile professional negligence cases, a discrimination claim and a cryptocurrency matter. Jessie joins chambers in July 2021.
Crawford Jamieson graduated with a first class degree and top of his year in theology at Trinity College, Oxford. After his undergraduate studies, he completed a Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course (achieving a distinction in both) at BPP Law School. He undertook a training contract at Allen & Overy, spending six months seconded to the firm’s Istanbul office, and was admitted as a solicitor in 2019. Crawford was then awarded a Thouron Fellowship to study for an LLM degree at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated first in his year. During pupillage, Crawford assisted on a range of cases, including a jurisdiction dispute in the Court of Appeal and an application to certify a collective proceedings order in the CAT. After pupillage, Crawford will work at the Supreme Court as the judicial assistant to Lord Lloyd-Jones. He will return to chambers in 2022.
Sophie Bird graduated from Hughes Hall, Cambridge, with a first class degree in law, winning the Law Faculty Prize in Constitutional Law. She then went on to complete an LLM at Harvard, where she provided pro bono representation in relation to parole hearings and asylum claims. Prior to studying law, Sophie graduated from New College, Oxford, with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions team at Credit Suisse. During pupillage, Sophie worked on a range of commercial, competition, intellectual property and public law matters, including contractual disputes, judicial reviews and an intervention on behalf of the UNHCR to the Supreme Court. Sophie joins chambers in September 2021.
Andris Rudzitis graduated from the University of Oxford with a first class degree in theology, finishing top of his year. He continued at Oxford to graduate with a DPhil where his thesis examined martyrdom and its relationship with radicalisation. He then completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Bar Professional Training Course at City Law School, University of London. Before starting pupillage, Andris spent nine months as the judicial assistant to Patten LJ in the Court of Appeal. During pupillage, Andris has worked on a range of commercial, competition and public law matters. These have included contractual disputes, high value civil fraud claims, insurance and reinsurance claims arising from COVID-19, an application for judicial review involving issues of state aid, and a collective proceedings order application and carriage dispute before the CAT arising out of the FX cartel. Andris joins chambers in September 2021.
Aarushi Sahore completed an LLB (first class) at the University of Sydney and an LLM (first class) at the University of Cambridge. At Cambridge, she ranked first in Legal History and Economics of Law, and obtained the President’s Prize for distinction in law at Queens’ College. Her previous experience includes training as a solicitor at Linklaters LLP, working as a Judicial Assistant in the High Court of England & Wales and teaching undergraduate law at the LSE. During pupillage, Aarushi worked across all the main areas of chambers’ practice. This included commercial disputes, follow-on competition damages claims, data protection class actions and judicial reviews raising human rights and retained EU law issues. Aarushi joins chambers in September 2021.