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Joseph and Rachel

Joseph Sinclair and Rachel Pain have completed their first six and are now taking instructions


Mountford Chambers is pleased to announce that our two pupils, Joseph Sinclair and Rachel Pain, have completed their first six and are now taking instructions in their own cases.

Prior to pupillage, Joseph worked as an associate researcher at an anti-corruption charity, gaining experience in bribery proceedings, asset recovery, sanctions and mutual legal assistance, with a focus on freezing orders brought in under the Criminal Finances Act 2017.  He was also a specialist caseworker at a firm of immigration solicitors working on citizenship deprivation proceedings, complex appeals and advising on points of diplomatic law.

Rachel has experience in a wide range of criminal matters. She also has experience of challenging public bodies, including a successful judicial review of the Legal Aid Agency and has assisted with challenges to the Ministry of Justice and the Metropolitan Police Service.

Pupillage at Mountford Chambers

Mountford Chambers is committed to recruiting high quality pupils and offers an exceptional package of funding and training within its pupillage structure.

We intend to offer up to three pupillages to start in October 2024, and will be conducting second round interviews on Saturday 22nd April 2023.

“Joseph and Rachel have excelled in their first six and have the potential to develop outstanding careers at the Bar, we are proud to have them as part of our team.” – Ben Heaviside, Senior Clerk at Mountford Chambers.

To instruct Joseph or Rachel, contact our clerking team on or 020 7936 6300 to instruct Joseph or Rachel.


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