We are proud to play our part in nurturing the next generation of barristers and are honoured that the Unit Chambers’ pupils are some of the most talented and exciting professionals in the UK.

Isabel Hawkins Unit Chambers

Isabel Hawkins

Pupil Barrister


Isabel Hawkins is currently undertaking a twelve-month pupillage at Unit Chambers. One of the most likeable legal clerks in the North West, Isabel is a key addition to the Unit Chambers team and brings a wide range of experience and expertise in all aspects of family law. Isabel was previously 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 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.

Joshua Brindle Assistant Practice Manager

Joshua Brindle

Pupil Barrister


Joshua Brindle is currently completing a twelve-month pupillage at Unit Chambers. Joshua is a familiar and friendly face across the Liverpool family law scene having previously been a legal clerk at Berkson Family Law Solicitors and Morecrofts LLP.

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.

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