Birju joined Trinity Chambers as a pupil in January 2024. He is undertaking a civil/commercial pupillage and is training under the supervision of James McHugh.

EXPERTISE

Birju’s practical expertise is in professional discipline and regulation. He sits as a Panel Chair for the Nursing and Midwifery Council and as a Lay Member for the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. Since 2020, he has been a Governor at a High School in North Tyneside and has also sat on admission appeals for Newcastle City Council. Birju is an accredited mediator registered with the Civil Mediation Council and hopes to develop further mediation experience in future.

Birju arrives at the Bar after a career in academia and remains an Assistant Professor in Law at the University of Northumbria. Amongst other responsibilities, he was the Law School’s Bar Admissions Tutor and chaired the Scholarship Committee. Until recently, he acted as an External Examiner in Professional Ethics for the Bar Standards Board. Having completed a doctorate, his main academic expertise is in international criminal justice. He has presented his work at home and abroad, and his research has been published in leading academic journals. Further information can be found here.

EDUCATION

  • Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding) - University of Northumbria (2021)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Law (No Corrections) - University of Northumbria (2019)
  • Master of Arts in Political Science (Merit) - University of Manchester (2011) 
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (First Class) - Newcastle University (2006)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Civil Mediation Council
  • The Society of Legal Scholars

APPOINTMENTS

  • Panel Chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Fitness to Practice Committee (2022-Present)
  • Lay Tribunal Member of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (2023-Present)

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Sir Joseph Cantley Memorial Scholarship (Middle Temple)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Birju most enjoys time with family which, since 2021, includes the addition of a young daughter. When not entertaining her, he enjoys long walks with his springer spaniel and watching cricket. He enjoys an occasional 10k run and in the future would like to recommence Scuba Diving, having earlier completed twenty dives.  

Clerking team

Steve Walker

Lead Civil Clerk

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0191 245 9589

Lead Employment Clerk & Civil Clerk

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0191 300 9359

Civil Clerk

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0191 245 9556

Civil & Criminal Silks' Clerk

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0113 3235 955

Clerk

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01642 247 569

Direct Access Clerk

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01642 247 569

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