On 15th September, Goldsmith Chambers was delighted to host the Commodore Naval Legal Services, Commodore Andrew Jameson and his fellow officers, at a reception to celebrate our long standing relationship with the Royal Navy.
Unlike the other Services (Army and Royal Air Force), the Royal Navy selects its future lawyers from currently serving officers, who then undertake the Bar Professional Training Course. Chambers has enjoyed an excellent relationship with the senior service for many years, with RN barrister officers undertaking their pupillage with us prior to their active deployment.
Chambers is particularly pleased that 9 of former RN pupils have joined us as Door Tenants, thus continuing our professional relationship.
Commodore Jameson and his deputy, Captain Stuart Wright, were warmly welcomed by Head of Chambers and Head of Pupillage, who highlighted the exceptional quality of RN pupils and the special skills they brought to Chambers. In response the Commodore praised the quality of training and commitment that Chambers showed to the Navy’s pupils. It was especially noted that Catherine Milsom has probably personally supervised more RN pupils than any other member of the Bar!
Former Chambers’ pupils are currently serving in diverse roles within the Royal Navy, ranging from work within the Services Prosecution Authority to policy support in international anti-piracy and human trafficking operations.
Lt Aimee Moore is our current RN pupil and will shortly commence her “practising” or “second” six month period of pupillage.
Related barristers: Catherine Milsom