St Philips welcomes 5 new Pupils

five new tenants
Written by:

Joe Wilson


St Philips are delighted to announce the start of 5 new pupils (From left to right):

  • Sandamini Chandrasekara Mudiyanselge (Family – supervised by Molly Giles) – Sandamini studied Law at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge where she received a  2.1 in Law.  She was ranked first nationally for French Language and Literature (A-level). Sandamini has worked as a mentor with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people with the aim of assisting them in successfully applying to Russell Group Universities.
  • Natalie Kearney (Commercial – supervised by Ali Tabari) – Natalie studied Law and German at Cardiff University where she received a First. She has volunteered at both the Law Centre for Nottingham Law school and CAB, and as an appropriate adult volunteer. In her free time, Natalie enjoys up-cycling, baking and travelling.
  • Matthew Cullen (Crime – supervised by Darron Whitehead) – Matthew studied History and Political Science at Birmingham where he received a 2.1; he received a Distinction for his GDL qualification in 2017. Matthew spent his time immediately before joining Chambers employed as a costs assistant and volunteer with the CAB. Prior to that Matthew worked as a Crown Court paralegal at a local firm of solicitors, this work including providing assistance to clients at police stations.
  • Anna Peaston (Family – supervised by Chris Watson) – Anna studied Law and French at Birmingham where she received a 2.1.  Since completing the BPTC, Anna has worked as a paralegal in family law where her caseload included attending meetings and representing clients at court.  In her free time Anna has volunteered for various charities including Stonewall, the Communities Empowerment Network and Community Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers.
  • Olivia Beesley (Crime – supervised by Ben Williams) – Olivia studied Law at Birmingham where she received a 2.1. This followed her Theology and Religion BA for which she received a 1st. Olivia has worked in her free time for a significant number of years as a Youth Worker.

Their arrival, along with current criminal pupil Catherine Ravenscroft who started on her feet on 1st October 2018, takes the number of pupils at St Philips to 6, further reinforcing our commitment to organic growth and in support of the junior Bar.

Written by Joe Wilson