Tamasin is currently doing pupillage at Lamb Building, a long-established common law set located in the Temple with an annexe in the centre of Brighton.

Tamasin attended the Abbey School in Reading before completing undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Oxford.  She spent a decade in academia, her specialist areas of research being the study of luxury objects from pre-Republican and Republican Roman Italy and the evolution of Roman society, but a desire to find a practical application for her skills led her to undertake the Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law in Guildford.  While completing the Bar Professional Training Course at the University of Law in Birmingham, she volunteered as a McKenzie friend for the National Centre for Domestic Violence.

Prior to starting pupillage, she completed an LL.M, also with the University of Law, specialising in the law surrounding the encryption and decryption of data. She is hoping to develop a diverse common law practice at Lamb Building with an emphasis on crime but also incorporating family and civil work.


After completing her pupillage, Tamasin wrote:

“I cannot thank the ICLR enough for all their help during my year of pupillage at Lamb Building.  Winning the 2019 award meant far more to me than just receiving its considerable financial support – it gave me the confidence to really embrace my change of profession and make the most of all the opportunities that pupillage offered me.  I can honestly say that I loved every minute of every day of my year as a pupil.  However, it was also a gruelling and challenging time: my first six turned into my second six very quickly and I have never been so aware of all the things I did not know!  Without the ICLR’s generous support, my experience of being a pupil would have been very different – winning the award enabled me to set aside my financial worries and to focus entirely on learning the skills I would need to survive and thrive at the Bar.”

Tamasin receiving her award from the chair of the judging panel, Sir Peter Roth.