2 KBW supports the 2023 Bar Council Pupillage Fair

Designed in Partnership with the Inns of Court and Specialist Bar Associations, the Bar Council’s Pupillage Fair was the only recruitment fair run by the Bar, for the Bar of the future.  The event took place over five days in October and the Criminal Bar Association stand was manned by our very own Mr Russell Pyne and Miss Grace Ong, ably assisted by Josh Happé and two of our new Pupils, Jack Furness and Lily Hines.  Miss Ong also chaired the Life at the Criminal Bar session.  Jack and Lily are pictured here, with the CBA chair Tana Adkin KC.

Introducing our new Pupil, Jackalyn Chan

Jackalyn commenced pupillage in October 2023 and is currently under the supervision of John Lloyd-Richards. Jackalyn was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn.

Prior to attaining Pupillage, Jackalyn graduated from The University of Warwick in 2021 with a Bachelor of Laws. She then completed a Master of Laws at Durham University in 2022. Jackalyn progressed to the Bar Practice Course at The University of Law where she was awarded an Advocacy Scholarship.


Introducing our new Pupil, Jack Furness

Jack commenced his pupillage in October 2023 under the supervision of Suki Dhadda. Following the completion of his LLB (Hons) at University College London in 2022, Jack studied the Bar Course at the Inns of Court College of Advocacy and graduated in 2023. He is a Lord Denning Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn and was called to the Bar in October 2023, where he was selected to give the Call Day speech on behalf of the newly called barristers. Jack will be receiving instructions from April 2024.

Introducing our new Pupil, Lily Hines

Having completed her law degree in 2018 , Lily undertook a Master’s Degree in Jurisprudence and Legal Theory at University College London. She completed the Bar training course in 2023 and commenced pupillage in October 2023. Lily is under the supervision of Claire Langevad and will be receiving instructions from April 2024. She will be called to the Bar by Middle Temple in November 2023.

Introducing 2 KBW’s new first six pupils

2 KBW are delighted to welcome our latest intake of first six pupils.

Jackalyn Chan, Jack Furness and Lily Hines started the next step in their legal journey with us on October 2 under the stewardship of their pupil masters John Lloyd Richards, Suki Dhadda and Claire Langevad respectively.

We all wish them the best of luck and look forward to charting their progress.

Circuit Judge Appointment: Khan KC

The King has appointed Tahir Khan KC to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Alex Chalk KC MP and the former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon.

The former Lord Chief Justice deployed him to the North Eastern Circuit, based at Leeds Combined Court with effect from 06 November 2023.

Notes to editors

Tahir Khan KC will be known as His Honour Judge Tahir Khan KC. He was called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in 1986. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2005.

Circuit Judge Appointment: Khan KC

Robert Bolton

2 KBW Chambers are very saddened to pass on the tragic news of the death of Robert Bolton, in a diving accident. He was 63, and on holiday in Bali.

Many members of 2 KBW chambers knew Robert well. He was a tenant with us from 1990 until the end of 2016, when he left to pursue a career in financial planning. He was always in demand, specialising in criminal defence, and particularly regularly briefed by Talbot Walker, solicitors then based in Basingstoke and Andover.

After leaving chambers he remained close to 2 KBW, acting as a financial adviser to us when we set up 3 Guildhall Walk ten years ago. He was unsurprisingly trusted by several members of chambers to be their own personal financial adviser.

It is tragically ironic that a man who did so much to help others plan for their retirements should have his own life cut short so prematurely.

Robert always went out of his way to give Members of Chambers help and advice on a variety of issues both legal and financial, particularly regarding 3GW; and was always excellent company.

We will forward our condolences to his widow Michelle, and two sons.

Reading Crown Court Open Day – Saturday 14th October 2023

On Saturday 14th October 2023, Reading Crown Court will be opening its doors to the public from 10am to 2:30pm. There will be tours of the cells, an opportunity to observe and participate in mock trials as jurors, talks from those involved in the criminal justice system and stalls provided by local criminal justice agencies and charities involved in the criminal justice system. It will be a good opportunity to find out about working in all parts of the criminal justice system. There is no need to pre-book.

Reading Crown Court – open day FLYER 2023 REVISED

Open Day – Reading Crown Court FLYER 2023 REVISED

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