Unit Chambers is delighted to announce that over the next few months, we will be welcoming two new pupils to the team.
Our two successful new pupils are Joshua Brindle and Isabel Hawkins both of whom have a wide range of experience and expertise across the family law sector.
With over 150 aspiring Barristers applying for this round of pupillage, Lisa Edmunds, CEO and Senior Consultant Barrister, commented that;
‘We were quite literally blown away with the overall standard of applications and the quality of young aspiring Barristers we interviewed was breathtaking. In this round we are delighted that Joshua and Isabel have accepted Pupillage and we look forward to taking on another “Next Gen” set of aspiring Barristers in our next round of Pupillage in 2022.’
Unit Chambers’ approach to pupillage during these unprecedented times has been widely praised with one unsuccessful participant describing the process as, ‘cool, fun and a breath of fresh air.’
Candidates also praised Unit’s approach to customer service with one of the aspiring Barristers noting, ‘I was expecting stuffy and old school with no or little feedback – instead I got a very personal touch throughout. Eve, Lisa, Kerri, Clare and Roger were amazing, especially with the personal calls throughout the process. Although they called me and told me I hadn’t been successful on this occasion, I felt positive and gained great feedback as to how I can grow and develop further in order to achieve my dreams of one day becoming a Barrister.’
Thank you for the great feedback everyone and we hope you will get behind and support Joshua and Isabel, we can’t wait for them to officially be part of the the Unit Chambers family!
Joshua Brindle will be joining the Unit Chambers team on a twelve-month pupillage. Joshua is a familiar and friendly face across the Liverpool family law scene and is currently a legal clerk at Berkson Family Law Solicitors having previously worked in a similar role at Morecrofts LLP. He will join Unit Chambers on October 4th 2021.
Joshua graduated with a first class degree in Law LLB from Liverpool John Moores University in 2018 and is just about to complete his LLM legal practice (Bar) at BPP, Manchester. He was awarded the Peta Fordham Scholarship, an Exhibition Award and the Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award by Inner Temple in 2020. He was also awarded a BTC Excellence Award from BBP in 2020 and is also a student advisor for the BPP Legal Advice Centre.
Outside of work, Joshua enjoys making his own clothes, ice skating as well as baking, painting and travelling. He is also a keen writer.
Isabel Hawkins will be joining the team on a twelve-month pupillage. One of the most likeable legal clerks in the North West, Isabel will be a key addition to the Unit Chambers team and brings a wide range of experience and expertise in all aspects of family law. Isabel is currently a legal clerk at Berkson Family Law Solicitors whilst at the same time completing her Bar professional course at the University of Law. Prior to this, she was a paralegal at BDH solicitors for two years. Isabel will join Unit Chambers on October 4th 2021.
Isabel graduated with a BA in History and Politics from the University of York in 2016 and then went on to complete her LLM law qualification at Liverpool John Moores University in 2018. She was also awarded the Queen Mother’s Scholarship by the Middle Temple.
Outside of work, Isabel loves drama, music and dance and has performed in a number of plays and musicals. She is classically trained in piano and flute and amongst other things, has been a member of an all-girl rock band as well as a backing dancer for music artist, Basshunter. Isabel also has a keen interest in fashion.