Nathan Toms (Pupil)

Degree: 
BA (Hons) Lancaster University
Year of call and Inn: 
2021
Practice Overview: 

 

Nathan is undertaking a specialist pupillage in Criminal Law under the supervision of Edd Hetherington

Before pupillage, Nathan was a legal officer at the Free Representation Unit. In this role he conducted social security appeals in both the First-tier and Upper Tribunals and his work also encompassed Judicial Review and Human Rights law. He progressed to the point of balancing his own casework with supervising a team that undertook the same kinds of work. 

Nathan also has experience working as a paralegal at a prison law firm, where he represented prisoners in contested adjudications in adult and YOI institutions.
 
Before beginning a career in law, Nathan worked in psychiatric care. Most of his work was in high-dependency secure hospitals. He was also employed as a manager in a supported living facility and worked with vulnerable young men in the community. As a consequence, Nathan has a unique range of skills and experience upon which to draw when building relationships with vulnerable defendants in trying circumstances.

Alongside his pupillage, Nathan coaches debating and actively promotes a career at the Bar to schoolchildren from non-traditional backgrounds. He maintains an active pro-bono practice.

Prizes and Scholarships

Kalisher Advocacy Training Award Winner
J. B. Montagu Scholarship from Middle Temple
Advocacy Scholarship from BPP University
University of Law Mooting Competition 2017 

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