Finnian Clarke, Ruby Peacock, Rachel Woodward, Jessie Smith and Ife Kubler-Agyemang join Doughty Street as Pupils

We are delighted to welcome Finnian Clarke, Ruby Peacock, Rachel Woodward, Jessie Smith and Ife Kubler-Agyemang as they embark on their pupillage journey here at Doughty Street.

About Finnian

Finnian joins chambers as an employment and immigration specialist pupil. Before coming to the bar, Finnian worked as a legal caseworker at United Voices of the World (“UVW”), a trade union predominantly representing low-paid and precarious migrant workers. He also has a strong background in immigration & asylum law, having volunteered for a summer in Chios, Greece with Advocates Abroad and from working as Singh LJ’s Judicial Assistant.

Read more about Finnian here.

About Ruby

Prior to joining the Bar, Ruby was a discrimination advisor and caseworker at Suffolk Law Centre where she specialised in acting for clients with mental health conditions and other vulnerabilities. She managed her own caseload, acting for claimants in the Employment Tribunal bringing claims for discrimination. She was successful in negotiating settlements in seven of the nine claims she conducted.

Read more about Ruby here.

About Rachel

Prior to commencing pupillage, Rachel was a paralegal to a senior junior barrister at a leading personal injury set of chambers in London, specialising in complex catastrophic personal injury and clinical negligence work. In this role, Rachel was exposed to multi-track litigation with a particular focus on cases involving traumatic brain injuries.

Read more about Rachel here.

About Jessie

Jessie joins chambers with 10 years’ experience in criminal law. Prior to coming to the Bar, Jessie practiced as a solicitor advocate in Australia. She has experience in a broad range of criminal offences, including terrorism, foreign incursions, serious violence, extradition, INTERPOL Red Notices and drug offences.

Read more about Jessie here.

About Ife

Before joining chambers, Ife worked as a civil paralegal at Hickman and Rose, a solicitors’ firm litigating inquests and public inquiries addressing egregious failures by state agencies. Ife’s work predominantly focused on supporting bereaved families to access their legal rights after losing loved ones following police and/or prison contact. She also worked on the Undercover Policing Inquiry and on a number of universal jurisdiction claims.

Read more about Ife here.

For more information on any of our new pupils, please contact our Senior Practice Managers Sian Wilkins and Matthew Butchard.