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Seth successfully completed his pupillage under the supervision of Stephen Fletcher, his focus being on business and property work. He accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice.

Business and Property

Prior to commencing pupillage Seth compiled a comparative guide on English commercial law guide for Allen and Overy’s Global Law Intelligence Unit and worked as a Legal Advisor for Carillion, assisting with multi-million-pound construction arbitrations.

Since commencing pupillage Seth has been involved in a diverse range of commercial and property litigation, including:

– applications to set aside transactions under the Insolvency Act;
– bankruptcy and winding up petitions;
– breaches of directors’ duties;
– shareholder disputes and unfair prejudice petitions;
– rectification of the register;
– adverse possession;
– proprietary estoppel;
– construction adjudications;
– automatic resulting trusts disputes;
– Inheritance Act claims and contentious probate;
– co-habitation and TOLATA;
– passing off and trademark infringement.

General Practice

In addition to this commercial backbone, Seth has received a strong grounding in personal injury, private and public family law matters, employment and criminal cases. He has a particular interest in Employment Tribunal and Ancillary Relief proceedings.
Before his legal training Seth worked for a leading educational consultancy firm and wrote about access and equality in education for the Times Educational Supplement. He regularly volunteers his time to schools in the North East and is always willing to assist in access projects.

In his spare time, Seth referees Rugby Union games in the North-East, rides his folding bicycle and enjoys playing modern European board games.

Memberships/Professional Qualifications

• The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
• BPTC, University of Northumbria (Outstanding)
• BA (Hons) Jurisprudence with Senior Status, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford
• MA (Hons) Modern History and English Literature, University of St. Andrews
• Emmanuel College, Gateshead


• Sir Dingle Foot Award (Gray’s Inn)
• Norton Rose Fulbright Prize (University of Oxford)
• Oxley Ching Scholarship (University of Oxford)
• David Karmel Entrance Award (Gray’s Inn)
• Dean’s Award (Northumbria)
• Dean’s Award (St. Andrews)