Alex Shellum

Year of call 2018

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Prior to commencing pupillage Alex worked as a Legal Officer for the Electoral Commission, where he gained experience in electoral and regulatory public law. During this time, Alex worked on several matters, including the litigation arising out of the Commission’s investigations into Vote Leave and Leave.EU, judicial reviews against the Commission, and assisting external counsel in the delivery of equalities law training for the Commission. Following his academic studies, and alongside studying for the BPTC, Alex also interned and then consulted for the International Law Programme at Chatham House, in addition to working as a researcher for The Good Law Project – a strategic litigation initiative.

Before coming to the Bar, Alex read Law at the University of Cambridge and for an LLM at the London School of Economics, where he was awarded a Distinction and placed top of the year in Employment Law. He has had his work on human rights in the workplace published in the LSE Law Review, for which he received the Francis Taylor Building Award for Best Overall Submission. For his BPTC year, in which he was graded Outstanding, Alex was awarded the Bedingfield Scholarship by Gray’s Inn, the Inn’s most prestigious award for the BPTC, in addition to the BPP Pro Bono and Social Justice Award.

While at university Alex competed in the European Law Moot Court Competition, where he was part of the top scoring UK team in the competition. As an undergraduate, Alex was President of the Cambridge University Sixth Form Law Conference, a social mobility initiative for aspiring law students.

Alex looks forwards to receiving instructions from April 2019 in all areas of Chambers’ expertise.

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Prior to commencing pupillage Alex worked as a Legal Officer for the Electoral Commission, where he gained experience in electoral and regulatory public law. During this time, Alex worked on several matters, including the litigation arising out of the Commission’s investigations into Vote Leave and Leave.EU, judicial reviews against the Commission, and assisting external counsel in the delivery of equalities law training for the Commission. Following his academic studies, and alongside studying for the BPTC, Alex also interned and then consulted for the International Law Programme at Chatham House, in addition to working as a researcher for The Good Law Project – a strategic litigation initiative.

Before coming to the Bar, Alex read Law at the University of Cambridge and for an LLM at the London School of Economics, where he was awarded a Distinction and placed top of the year in Employment Law. He has had his work on human rights in the workplace published in the LSE Law Review, for which he received the Francis Taylor Building Award for Best Overall Submission. For his BPTC year, in which he was graded Outstanding, Alex was awarded the Bedingfield Scholarship by Gray’s Inn, the Inn’s most prestigious award for the BPTC, in addition to the BPP Pro Bono and Social Justice Award.

While at university Alex competed in the European Law Moot Court Competition, where he was part of the top scoring UK team in the competition. As an undergraduate, Alex was President of the Cambridge University Sixth Form Law Conference, a social mobility initiative for aspiring law students.

Alex looks forwards to receiving instructions from April 2019 in all areas of Chambers’ expertise.

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