Coram is pleased to introduce you to our new pupil barristers for the 2019 – 2020 year, Sam Watts and Srishti Suresh.
Sam Watts studied philosophy at the University of Bristol, graduating with Upper Second-Class Honours. He then completed the GDL (Commendation) at BPP University whilst simultaneously teaching as a visiting lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire. He undertook the BPTC (Outstanding) at BPP Law School, having been awarded a Major Scholarship by the Inner Temple and an Advocacy Scholarship by BPP Law School.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Sam carried out an internship in the legal office of the UN World Food Programme, working on the Contractual and Constitutional Law team at their headquarters in Rome. Sam has subsequently worked at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, where he assisted in the investigation of possible institutional failings to protect children from sexual abuse within the Anglican Church and Roman Catholic Church.
Srishti Suresh commenced pupillage in chambers in October 2019 and is keen to develop a practice in all areas of family law; especially public children, private children, financial remedies, Court of Protection work, and TOLATA claims.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Srishti read Law at the University of Oxford. She completed the LLM BPTC (Very Competent in BPTC; Distinction in LLM) at BPP Law School, having been awarded an Advocacy Scholarship by BPP University. She acted as a student advisor on the Immigration Tribunal Friends scheme, assisting unrepresented applicants in Taylor House. She then undertook a Masters in Law and Gender at SOAS University of London, becoming a Senior Editor of the SOAS Law Journal, and writing her final dissertation on the treatment of radicalisation cases in family courts.
Please join us in welcoming them to Coram!