Unit Chambers is delighted to announce that on September 20th we will be welcoming two new pupils to the team. Our two new pupils are Maisie Carter and Bella Tait, both of whom have a wide range of experience and expertise across the family law sector.

With over 120 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 breath-taking. In this round, we are delighted that Maisie and Bella have accepted Pupillage and we look forward to taking on another “Next Gen” set of aspiring Barristers in our next round of Pupillage in 2023.

Maisie Carter

Maisie Carter will be joining the Unit Chambers team on a twelve-month pupillage. Maisie will be a key addition to the Unit Chambers team and will bring a fresh perspective as well as a wide range of experience in all aspects of family law. She will join Unit Chambers on September 20th, 2022.

Maisie graduated from the University of Leicester in 2021 with a 1st class honours degree in LLB Law with Criminology, where she achieved the best overall degree performance in her cohort. She was awarded two prizes for her performance in family law, namely the Clare Nicholson Memorial Prize and the Fiona Moore Prize, awarded for best examination and overall performance in the module.

Maisie was awarded an Exhibition Scholarship by Inner Temple in 2021 and has recently completing her BPC LLM at the University of Law in Birmingham. As part of her Masters, Maisie has supported clients in cases pertaining to Child Arrangement Orders and matrimonial finances. She is also a Volunteer Case Worker at the National Centre for Domestic Violence.

Outside of work, Maisie loves cooking and preparing new recipes, keeping fit and travelling. Maisie also has a keen interest in fashion.

Bella Tait

Bella Tait will be joining the Unit Chambers team on a twelve-month pupillage. Bella is a familiar and friendly face across the Northwest family law scene and is currently a Family Law Paralegal at NYAS, having previously volunteered at the Greater Manchester Law Centre and worked as a teacher. She will join Unit Chambers on September 20th, 2022.

Bella graduated with an MA in Italian and Politics as well as an MSc in Childhood Studies (merit) from the University of Edinburgh in 2018. She then went on to complete her Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction) in 2019 and her Bar Professional Training Course in 2020 from Manchester Metropolitan University.  She was also awarded an Inner Temple Scholarship as well as being awarded the Top MMU Student Scholarship in 2020. Alongside her Paralegal role at NYAS, Bella also works as an advocate for children and young people in the care system, children in need and care-leavers.

Outside of work, Bella competes in sport at a high level and has represented England in Basketball, and Great Britain in Ultimate Frisbee and Disc Golf. She is currently the no 2 highest ranked woman in the UK at Disc Golf. In her spare time, she also enjoys hiking, cold water swimming, and baking bread.

We can’t wait for Maisie and Bella to officially be part of the Unit Chambers family and we hope you will give them as warm a welcome as us.

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