St John’s Buildings welcomes six new barristers following pupillage

St John’s Buildings welcomes six new barristers following pupillage

St John’s Buildings has welcomed six new barristers after successful completion of their pupillage, including Rebecca Carr in Sheffield.

Of the six new barristers, three will have a civil practice, two will focus on family law and one will build a common law practice.

Carr will join the St John’s Buildings criminal team in Sheffield. Prior to the Bar, she worked as a public law caseworker in a leading judicial review team where she gained significant experience at conducting civil litigation and immigration cases.

Carr graduated with a degree in law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, she was awarded a master’s degree in law from the University of Toronto, and she achieved an ‘Outstanding’ grade on the Bar Professional Training Course.

St John’s Buildings in Manchester will welcome three of the newly ratified barristers. Helen Crowell will practice family law, while Alex Platts and Urd Larsen will both have a civil practice with a focus on personal injury and clinical negligence.

Daniel Currie will boost St John’s Buildings in Chester with his family practice, and the Liverpool chambers will welcome Laura Halsall, who will have a primary focus on employment law.

The six newly ratified barristers have already completed a 12-month pupillage at St John’s Buildings, under the guidance of experienced barristers who acted as pupil supervisors. 

Speaking about the raft of newly ratified barristers, Chris Ronan, chief executive at St John’s Buildings, said: “Covid-19 has proved a challenge for many in the legal sector, despite this we are proud to have adapted quickly to facilitate a new type of pupillage. Using a range of technologies we continued to offer consistent, high-quality work and experience to all six of our pupils this year.”

“Pupillage is a vital route to developing high-calibre tenants who will ensure our continued success. It’s great to see our investment in pupillage paying off by generating excellent barristers for the future of St John’s Buildings.”

Pictured: Rebecca Carr, Urd Larsen, Alex Platts, Laura Halsall, Helen Crowell and Daniel Currie
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