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  • Samuel Arksey
    Samuel Arksey
    Call to the Bar: July 2021
Samuel Arksey
Call to the Bar: July 2021

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Inn of Court: Middle Temple

Education: Nottingham Law School, Barrister’s Training Course – Very Competent
Nottingham Trent University, LLB Law – 2:1


Samuel is currently in his 2nd six of pupillage, working under the supervision of Charlene Henderson.

Prior to joining Senate House Chambers, and alongside the Barristers Training Course, Samuel worked as a Court Officer at Nottinghamshire Coroner’s Office; he was responsible for assisting the Coroner during inquests, providing emotional support and information to the bereaved families.

During University, Samuel was: a Nottingham Law School Course Representative; an Ambassador for the Deputy Dean’s collaborative forum and the treasurer for the newly formed Court Visit Association Society. He was commended for his work by being awarded the Academic Award of Gold Student Group Leader.

Samuel served five years in the British Army as an Ammunition Technician, a specialist in explosives, bomb disposal and all types of ammunition. As a No. 2 Advanced Explosive Operator, he was the first line of management for junior soldiers and second in command within a bomb disposal team, on emergency response to counter terrorism. During this time, Samuel was deployed on numerous international operations, including the United States, Belize and multiple tours of Afghanistan.

  • Charlotte Steer
    Charlotte Steer
    Call to the Bar: May 2021
Charlotte Steer
Call to the Bar: May 2021

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Charlotte is currently in her 1st six of pupillage working under the supervision of Andrew Duncan.

Prior to joining Senate House Chambers, Charlotte worked as a Paralegal in the Childcare department of a local firm of solicitors. Charlotte undertook fee-earning work and assisted with predominantly Care Proceedings, both before and after issue, in addition to rule 16.4 cases and applications for Special Guardianship Orders.

After completion of the BPTC, Charlotte worked at a solicitor’s firm in London and assisted with Private Family Law matters, such as applications under Section 8 of the Children Act 1989 and Divorce and Ancillary relief proceedings, in addition to Civil Litigation disputes.

During the BPTC, Charlotte was elected as Student Representative of the year. In this role, Charlotte acted as an advocate on behalf of her cohort to discuss any issues or concerns students had and attended meetings with the Course and Programme Leaders to reach a suitable arrangement for all parties concerned.

Call to the Bar: May 2021

Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), BPP University, London (2020) – Outstanding
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Hons), Nottingham Trent University (2019) – 2:1

Scholarships and Awards:
Exhibition Scholarship, Inner Temple (2019)
Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award, Inner Temple (2019)
Academic Excellence Scholarship, BPP University (2019)
Dean of the Law School’s Award for Academic Excellence (2016)

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