Luke joined Garden Court in January 2021 after successfully completing pupillage. He has a broad common law practice and accepts instructions in all of chambers’ core areas.
Luke is building a family law practice representing clients in public and private law matters. Before commencing pupillage, Luke worked for a local authority, working on the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse. In addition to thorough cross-examination, Luke’s experience in criminal and public law allows him to give practical advice and solutions in complex cases. Luke is well-regarded by solicitors and lay-clients for his down to earth approach.
Luke welcomes instructions in inquests and inquiries work. Before coming to chambers, Luke worked for a local authority on the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse carrying out a variety of tasks, including dealing with subject access requests and reviewing historical files.
Luke most recently worked on the Grenfell tower inquiry, carrying out tasks in preparation for the phase 1 hearings.
Luke’s first-six pupillage was mainly in public law. Luke observed and assisted on various types of immigration public law cases particularly relating to trafficking decisions and trafficking support. Luke also assisted on public law cases relating to community care under the Care Act 2014.
Having observed various cases relating to community care, support for vulnerable adults and carers under the Care Act 2014, and support for looked after children and care leavers under the Children Act 1989, Luke is keen to build a practice in this area.