I began pupillage in Family law in October 2019 under the supervision of Julie Sparrow, Jonathan Nosworthy and Robin Lewis.
Before commencing pupillage Luke worked for 3 years as a court advocate for the Home Office, representing the Secretary of State in the Immigration & Asylum Tribunal. Luke was the acting advocate in multiple high-profile and complex cases – in 2019, he successfully represented the Secretary of State in the deportation and extradition of a convicted murderer who was on Interpol’s ‘most wanted list’. Luke appeared on his own against Manjit Gill QC who had senior-junior counsel. Luke has also assisted in the preparation of appeals up to and including the Court of Appeal.
During his BPTC studies (University of Law legal clinic) Luke acted pro bono for a number of private children clients, including victims of domestic violence and estranged parents seeking contact with their children. Luke has experience in advising clients in conference/writing, as well drafting court applications and witness statements.
While completing his undergraduate degree Luke acted as a tribunal advocate (pro bono) for Citizen’s Advice in over 50 appeal proceedings in the Social Security Tribunal. Luke has significant experience in representing some of the most vulnerable sections of society.
Luke is accepting instructions in all areas of public law, financial remedy and private children work (including Domestic Violence Injunctions and Occupation Orders). During pupillage he has experienced a range of proceedings, from lengthy fact-finding hearings in public law to multi-day final hearings in financial remedies.
Outside of work Luke is a keen golfer and (unfortunate) ardent support of his local football team, Coventry City FC.
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