Meredith Rawsthorne began a specialist Family Law Pupillage in October 2021 under the supervision of Robin Lewis, Jonathan Nosworthy and Nick Brown and became a tenant in October 2022.
Before coming to the Bar, she undertook her undergraduate degree in Law at the University of Liverpool including a year abroad. Meredith was able to spend a year in Melbourne studying a range of domestic Australian law to international law modules.
During her undergraduate studies, Meredith worked as a volunteer advisor at the Citizens Advice Bureau and, at the University of Liverpool Law Clinic, providing members of the public with free advice on private children matters.
Whilst at the University of Liverpool, she was awarded the Exchange Student Prize and obtained a First in her degree.
Meredith undertook her BPTC LLM at The University of Law in Birmingham where she achieved a Very Competent overall.
Meredith was fortunate to be awarded the Access to the Bar Award and the Benefactors Scholarship from The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.
Outside of work, Meredith is a keen dancer and when time permits she likes to take classes in a wide range of styles. When Meredith used to compete, she was able to achieve Regional, British, and World Champion titles for her style of dancing.
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