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Chambers is delighted to announce that Hannah Daly, Ian McDonald and John Williams have accepted tenancy offers following the successful completion of their pupillages

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2 October 2018

Chambers is delighted to announce that Hannah Daly, Ian McDonald and John Williams have accepted tenancy offers following the successful completion of their pupillages.

Head of Chambers, Mark Cannon QC said: “It is a mark of their ability that all three of our most recent pupils have demonstrated that they meet the very high standards we require for our junior tenants. I congratulate Hannah, John and Ian and look forward to seeing each of them develop the excellent practices which their talents merit.”

Hannah Daly was called to the bar by Middle Temple as a Queen Mother’s Scholar, Jules Thorn Scholar and Exhibition holder. She was also winner of the 2016 Middle Temple Rosamund Smith Mooting Competition.

Hannah graduated from the University of Oxford with a first in History before gaining a Master’s in Economic History at the London School of Economics. She went on to complete the GDL and BPTC at City University.

Before coming to the Bar, Hannah worked for three years as a Strategy Consultant with Accenture, focusing on commodity trading and risk management in the mining, energy and soft commodity sectors. She has worked across Europe and in Singapore.

Ian McDonald read law at Birkbeck, University of London, where he won the Berwin Leighton Paisner Award and the Prize for Outstanding Performance on the LLB, and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was the 4 New Square Chambers Scholar and achieved a Distinction on the BCL.

He subsequently completed the BPTC, for which he was awarded the Cunningham Scholarship by Middle Temple and an Excellence Award by BPP University, securing Outstanding grades in Commercial Dispute Resolution and all three Advocacy modules.

In December 2017, Ian was named as the winner of The Bar Council’s Law Reform Essay Competition for his paper entitled “One rule for all: An end to the Abouloff double standard on fraud and foreign judgments”. In 2015, he took first prize in the Law Society’s Graham Turnbull essay competition and second prize in the Times Law Awards. Prior to coming to law and the Bar, Ian originally trained and worked as a journalist, before spending five years at Liberty, the human rights organisation, in senior media and campaigns roles.

John Williams was called to the Bar by Middle Temple, having been awarded a Queen Mother Scholarship, Harmsworth Entrance Exhibition and BPTC Excellence Award.

John graduated with a first in Law from University College London, following a degree in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Oxford. He then read for the Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford, achieving a Distinction in all four of his papers. He went on to complete the Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent).

Before commencing pupillage, John worked as a research assistant in the commercial and common law team at the Law Commission. His work focused on reforms to the law relating to bills of sale.

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