Hayley Douglas


Year of Call

Hayley Douglas

Hayley commenced pupillage in October 2016. She is looking forward to gaining experience in a wide range of Chambers’ practice areas and has a particular interest in public law, human rights, extradition and international law.


Before coming to the Bar, Hayley worked at the Court of Appeal as the Judicial Assistant to Sir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen’s Bench Division, where she assisted on a number of prominent criminal and public law appeals as well as applications in the Queen’s Bench Division. She also worked in the Civil Appeals Office as an assistant lawyer managing immigration and asylum applications for permission to appeal.


Previously, Hayley was a Legal Officer at the law reform and human rights charity, JUSTICE, where the focus of her policy work was human rights, criminal justice and access to justice. Her experience included coordinating a Europe-wide research project and publication on criminal defence rights, briefing Parliament on the policy and human rights implications of bills such as the Crime and Courts Bill and contributing to the charity’s responses to government consultations on legal aid and judicial review. She also provided assistance on JUSTICE’s third party interventions in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.


BA (Hons), Law, Somerville College, University of Oxford

LLM, Human Rights and Public International Law, University College London

Bar Professional Training Course, City Law School, City University


Scholarships and Awards

Astbury Scholarship, Middle Temple

Margaret Pollock Prize, Somerville College


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