Josephine Fathers

Year of Call: 2022


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Josephine joined Garden Court as a pupil in October 2022 under the supervision of Amanda Weston KC (first six) and Alex Taylor-Camara (second six).

She plans to build a broad public law and civil liberties practice specialising in human rights, immigration and asylum.

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Prior to pupillage, Josephine worked as a research assistant to a leading KC in human rights and civil liberties both domestically and internationally, where she worked on judicial reviews, civil claims, inquests and inquiries and the UN special procedures. She has previously worked in policy, advocacy and project management with a number of international human rights organisations, including the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales and REDRESS.

Josephine is committed to pro bono work and access to justice. She has previously volunteered for the Free Representation Unit, the City Law School Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, and for several months in the West Bank working on the right to education.

Josephine was awarded scholarships from Lincoln’s Inn and City Law School to fund the bar course.  


  • Kennedy Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Rosie Keane Memorial Scholarship (City Law School)
  • Ahmad Mustafa Abu-Hakima Scholarship (SOAS)


  • BA (Hons) History, University of Leicester, 1st Class
  • MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies, SOAS, University of London, Distinction
  • GDL, University of Law, Distinction
  • BVS, City Law School, Distinction

Professional Membership

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
  • Bar Human Rights Committee
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers
  • Liberty


Arabic (MSA/Levantine): A2

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