Tommy Seagull, Maaha Elahi, Harry Harris and Josephine Fathers have joined Chambers as full members and have already started developing multi-disciplinary practices across the full span of Chambers’ areas of law.
30 October 2023
Tommy Seagull, a pupil at Garden Court Chambers, is the winner of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA)'s Inaugural Chair's Essay in the area of Equality and Diversity.
14 August 2023
As a Kalisher Scholar, he spent time in Florida assisting on death penalty cases at an Amicus-affiliated public defender office. He previously worked at a public inquiry and co-founded 'I Too Am Human', a campaign to tackle negative perceptions of refugees, by telling the stories of those he met at refugee camps in Calais and Dunkirk. He has also represented parents appealing against their child’s permanent school exclusion and interned at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Geneva.
He graduated in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from St. Peter's College, University of Oxford and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at City University. As a keen former debater, he has previously taught debating at a summer school he set up in Newham, at KPMG for newly-promoted Senior Managers and at the Oxford Union. He was also a judge at the Grand Final of the International Public Speaking Competition. He was formerly the ESU International and English Mace debating champion and has won other advocacy competitions including The Times Law Competition and Lincoln’s Inn Crowther Shield. He recently won the Criminal Bar Association’s Chair’s Essay Award for his essay on the impact of the Lammy Report on the sentencing process.
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