Samuel Irving (Pupil)

Samuel Irving (Pupil)

  • Called in 2020

Samuel was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in March 2020 and joined Chambers as a pupil in October 2020.

During the first four months of his pupillage, Samuel will be under the supervision of Frederick Lyon and Huw Davies. He will gain experience in Chambers’ core areas of practice with a focus on personal injury.

Alongside studying for his MA and BPTC, Samuel worked remotely as a paralegal and research assistant for a barrister. This involved a variety of work including drafting research notes and co-writing articles. He assisted in preparation of the Appellant’s case for the Supreme Court appeal in Whittington Hospital NHS Trust v XX [2020] UKSC 14.

Following the BPTC and prior to commencing pupillage, Samuel worked as a paralegal in a boutique firm in Mayfair. He assisted in preparation of a £1.8million breach of contract claim which succeeded at trial, as well as a number of other cases in trusts, tort and international contract law.

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Appointments & Memberships

Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Education & Qualifications

  • 2018 – 2019: BPTC, City Law School
  • 2017 – 2018: MA Medical Ethics and Law, King’s College London (Distinction)
  • 2014 – 2017: BA Jurisprudence, University of Oxford


Scholarships, prizes and awards

  • 2018: Astbury Scholar, Middle Temple
  • 2017: 42 Bedford Row Oxford Disability Law Essay Prize – Third Place
  • 2016: Wadham Moot, University of Oxford – Runner-up
  • 2016: Cuppers Mooting Competition, University of Oxford – Semi-finalist

During his studies Samuel was also a member of the 2014 Debating Matters National Champions team and went on both to compete in, and write for, a variety of mooting competitions including the Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford Disability Mooting Championship.


Personal Interests

Samuel enjoys music ranging from opera to musicals, reading and gaming in fantasy worlds and occasionally subjecting himself to the whims of the baking deities.