Luke commenced pupillage in October 2019 and is supervised by Shu Shin Luh (first six), Mukhtiar Singh (satellite) and Sam Parham (second six). He intends to build a broad practice in the areas of public law, civil liberties and employment law.
Luke began his legal career in criminal law and has worked with well-known criminal defence firms and solicitors in his capacity as a paralegal working on serious crime. This involved assisting on complex cases including joint enterprise murder, class A drug offences and firearm offences, often involving numerous defendants.
Following this experience, Luke became very involved in his local community, helping members secure access to justice by informing them of their legal rights and ensuring they obtained legal representation.
After successfully completing the BPTC, Luke then went on to work on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse for Lambeth Council carrying out work in relation to the Data Protection Act 1988. There he was responsible for ensuring compliance with the act relating to Subject Access Requests and the redaction of confidential information contained within children files.
Most recently, he worked for the independent Grenfell Tower Inquiry team assisting with document review tasks including analysis for relevance and privilege. He also carried out extensive legal research and other general tasks in preparation for the phase 1 hearings.
He prides himself on being adaptable to working with both professionals and members of disadvantaged communities who often have real distrust in the legal system.
City, University of London - LLB Law
City Law School - Bar Professional Training Course