Charley Pattison has been awarded by the Inns of Court a prestigious Pegasus Scholarship to work for three months at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. She will be working in the UK office of the Court and assessing applications made against the State, providing written advice to the senior lawyers, and drafting Judgments in Chamber cases. This opportunity is incredibly exciting and Charley will be working alongside some of the most talented lawyers in Europe. She will be learning a huge amount about the processes of the Court, as well as the intricacies and subtleties that make the difference between the success and failure of human rights challenges.
Pegasus Scholarships are awarded by the Inns of Court every year to junior barristers of 5 years Call and under across all practice areas. The interview process involved a written application and a testing interview with a panel of Lord Justices and Queens’ Counsel. Charley was able to satisfy them that her passion for human rights and capabilities as a lawyer merited the award.
Charley is a predominantly criminal practitioner with a busy Crown Court practice and also specialises in cases brought against the police that involve human rights issues. She starts at the Court on 3 October 2016 and whilst she is there she will still be working on cases remotely and accepting new instructions. She will also be writing human rights focused blog articles that you can follow on our website.