We are delighted to welcome Darragh Coffey, Thomas Beamont and Michael Spencer to chambers as pupils. They will sit with different pupil supervisors to get a feel for all the different areas of chambers work and life at the bar.

Darragh Coffey comes to Chambers as a pupil in 2018 having spent four years at the University of Cambridge where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in the area of human rights law. Prior to that, he served for six years as an Army Officer in the Irish Defence Forces.

Thomas Beamont volunteered with the School Exclusions Project, and worked with the death penalty abolitionist charity Reprieve on preparation for strategic litigation in Pakistan during his legal studies . He also worked as a paralegal at an immigration law firm, assisting with the preparation of asylum claims and judicial review. Thomas has written for the UK Human Rights Blog, and for the immigration law website Free Movement.

Michael Spencer had a career before coming to the bar as solicitor-advocate specialising in public law and human rights, with a particular emphasis on asylum support and social security law.  He has worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, the Asylum Support Appeals Project, the Child Poverty Action Group, and as a Judicial Assistant to Lord Kerr at the UK Supreme Court.