2018 – 2019

Amelia Highnam

Amelia joined Chambers as a third six pupil in September 2018 having moved to the self-employed bar from working as an employed barrister in the Department for Exiting the European Union and the Department for Transport. She moved to the self-employed bar to experience more courtroom advocacy and would like to develop a practice in personal injury, credit hire and general common law practices, together with employment law.

Amelia completed her pupillage within the Government Legal Department where she dealt with judicial reviews and oral permission hearings. She is keen to continue her public law work and will happily accept instructions as a Junior Junior through the Panel Scheme; she also has SC Clearance for the purposes of sensitive disclosure exercises and is familiar with the risk assessment guidance for the GLD.

– 2017: BPTC University of Law (Outstanding)
– 2014: BA Jurisprudence, University of Oxford (1st Class)

Prizes and Scholarships:
– 2016: Bar Council Law Reform Competition
– 2016: Walter Wigglesworth Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
– 2016: Hardwicke Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
– 2015: Advocacy Scholar, University of Law
– 2015: Educational Trust Scholarship, International Bar Association
– 2014: Winner of the Littleton Award for the highest mark in Labour Law in FHS, University of Oxford

Legal Experience
Whilst in the Government Legal Department, Amelia prepared written advice and paperwork for clients on public law matters, focussing in her first year primarily on immigration cases. She often had to turn work around very quickly within DExEU, in light of the constantly evolving political climate and during her second six of pupillage was before the First-Tier Tribunal representing the government in immigration matters on a frequent basis. Amelia has also previously interned with the International Bar Association and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Amelia volunteers with the Bar Pro Bono Unit, with whom she has appeared in front of the NMC. She has appeared for FRU in a number of employment cases; the most recent of which she successfully obtained a time preparation order for her client in addition to compensation for constructive dismissal. She also volunteered in the past with the International Action Team and worked with vulnerable victims through Victim Support UK. She is currently an elected member of the Bar Representation Committee at Lincoln’s Inn and previously sat as a committee member with the Human Rights Watch Network.

In 2017, Amelia was awarded one of four scholarships to juniors under 7 years’ call to attend the South Eastern Circuit Advanced Civil Advocacy Court at the University of Gainesville where she completed a four day tort law mock trial focussing on clinical negligence and product liability.

Amelia went to music school and sings in a young professional choir in London. She enjoys sports, especially boxing after a hard day at the office, and when she has the time enjoys baking, cooking for friends and family and occasionally dusting off her sewing machine for a new project.

Peter Savory

Peter was called to the Bar in 2018. He originally graduated with a degree in music and subsequently qualified with a First in law from the Open University. He undertook the BPTC at BPP where he was assessed as outstanding in a number of modules, including Personal Injury and International Trade. He received multiple scholarships from both Gray’s Inn and BPP.

Whilst studying, Peter won a number of mooting competitions, including the Times/2TG in 2017 and the Gray’s Inn Annual Moot 2017-18, receiving the Nicholls Prize for Advocacy.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Peter had an extensive career as a classical music agent. Primarily involved in large-scale touring projects, he travelled widely in Europe and the Far East and had considerable success in opening up the new Chinese market. Latterly he was the Managing Director of one of London’s leading agencies.

As a pupil, Peter will gain experience in a number of Farrar’s Building’s core practice areas, including personal injury, clinical negligence and employment.

Oliver May

Oliver was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in July 2018, and joined Chambers as a pupil in October 2018.

During the first four months of his pupillage Oliver will be under the supervision of Matthew Kerruish-Jones and Lee Evans, and will experience a wide range of Chambers’ practice areas including personal injury, clinical negligence, employment, inquests and crime.

Before beginning his legal studies Oliver was a budding economist and spent 14 months as a Research Assistant at the Bank of England. Oliver converted to law by studying the GDL part-time while working as a Private Tutor, predominantly teaching undergraduate economics. While studying the BPTC part-time he worked for the Bar Standards Board, initially as the Senior Policy Officer for Equality and Diversity and then as the Legal and Policy Officer in the Strategy and Policy department.

During his studies Oliver engaged in debating and mooting with his law school and with the Inner Temple. Oliver was Treasurer of the Inner Temple Debating Society in 2015/16 and President in 2016/17, and represented the Inner Temple at the European University Debating Championship 2016 and the World University Debating Championship 2017.

Appointments and Memberships
Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

2016 – 2018: BPTC, BPP University
2014 – 2016: GDL, BPP University
2009 – 2013: BSc (Hons) Economics and Politics, University of Bath

Scholarships and Prizes
2016: Peter Rawlinson Memorial Prize for Advocacy, the Honourable Society of
the Inner Temple
2016: BPTC Exhibition Award, the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
2015: CPE/GDL Exhibition Award, the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Mooting and Debating
2016: Inter-Inn Debating Competition – Winner
2016: Inner Temple Rawlinson Cup (Debating) – Winner
2015: BPP Internal Mooting Competition – Finalist
2015: JustCite Mooting Tournament – Semi-finalist
2015: English-Speaking Union JSMM English National Debating Competition – Novice Champion

Oliver is a keen sportsman, particularly enjoying golf, cricket, 5-aside football and (occasionally) bouldering. Unfortunately for Oliver his enthusiasm is not matched by his ability.