Ricky began his common law pupillage at Goldsmith Chambers in October 2017 with a view to experiencing as many of Chambers’ practice areas as possible. He is particularly looking forward to broadening his understanding of immigration, family and criminal law alongside working in the areas with which he is already more familiar.
Since being called to the Bar, Ricky has worked in a variety of interesting legal jobs, each of which required him to develop a thorough understanding of entirely distinct areas of the law.
Ricky first worked as an appeals assessor for the Parking on Private Land Appeals service (POPLA). He acted as an arbitrator in contractual disputes between car park operators and individuals who were alleged to have parked on private land in breach of the landowner’s contractual terms. Consequently, he acquired a meticulous understanding of complex areas of contract law such that he was able to lead team discussions on a matter which was ultimately appealed to the Supreme Court.
He then worked as a paralegal for the Royal College of Nursing where he was responsible for conducting the defence cases of nurses and midwives who were subject to proceedings initiated by their regulator, the NMC. He received significant praise during this time for his ability to deal with vulnerable clients in a calming and highly empathetic manner whilst also giving easily comprehensible legal advice.
Subsequently, Ricky worked as a paralegal for the Undercover Policing Inquiry: an inquiry established by Theresa May in 2015. In this role, Ricky broadened his knowledge of undercover policing since the 1970s, security protocols and the challenges faced by public inquiries dealing with highly sensitive information.
Ricky has been an active volunteer throughout his legal career. Most notably, he volunteered as a duty advocate at Willesden County Court where he represented numerous defendants in possession hearings. As a result of this experience, he has developed a keen interest in landlord and tenant law, has become a confident advocate and has honed his ability to quickly build a rapport with judges, clients and his opponents.
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