Today we are delighted to welcome our two new pupils, Lucy McCann and Thomas Hayes. They will gain experience in all of chambers’ practice areas, starting with their first pupil supervisors David Manknell and Matthew Barnes.

Lucy McCann is building experience in all of chambers’ practice areas. Before commencing pupillage, Lucy edited OUP’s practitioner text, Judicial Review: Principles and Procedure (2nd ed forthcoming 2022) and was a visiting lecturer in public law at City Law School. During her legal studies, Lucy volunteered for the School Exclusion Project, representing pupils appealing their exclusion from school.

Thomas Hayes is building expertise in all practice areas. Thomas was a practicing surgeon before turning to a career in law and, in addition to a full time medical practice, lead a safe surgery initiative in the Democratic Republic of Congo and has acted as an expedition medic for a field study undertaken in the Peruvian Amazon.