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Crown Office Chambers welcomes three new tenants

Crown Office Chambers is delighted to welcome Toby Chandler following the successful completion of a third six pupillage, and Mariusz Rumun and Hamish Fraser as new tenants following the successful completion of their pupillage.

Toby Chandler

Toby’s practice covers the range of Chambers’ work with a particular focus on commercial, international arbitration, construction, insurance and professional negligence matters. He joined Chambers in August 2021 following the successful completion of a third six pupillage supervised by Carlo Taczalski and Richard Sage.

Prior to joining Chambers, he was a judicial assistant at the Commercial Court to Foxton and Calver JJ and undertook pupillage at Essex Court Chambers. At the Commercial Court, he was heavily involved in the preparation of judgments in arbitration-related proceedings, international jurisdictional and choice-of-law disputes and a variety of commercial applications. He was notably involved in SK Shipping Europe Plc v Capital Vlcc 3 Corp & Anor [2020] EWHC 3448 (Comm), A v B [2020] EWHC 2790 (Comm) and Lavender Shipmanagement Inc v Ibrahima Sory Affretement Trading S.A. & Ors [2020] EWHC 3462 (Comm).

To view Toby’s profile, please see here.

Mariusz Rumun

Mariusz has a broad practice across Chambers’ core areas, with a particular focus on insurance, commercial disputes, professional liability, property damage, construction, and personal injury.

Having read Law at the University of Cambridge, Mariusz went on to study the LLM at LSE specialising in Commercial Law and graduated with Distinction. During his Masters, Mariusz focused on international arbitration, commercial contracts, and commercial remedies (in which he achieved the highest mark in his cohort).

Prior to coming to the Bar, Mariusz spent a year working for a Magic Circle law firm as a paralegal.

To view Mariusz’s profile, please see here.

Hamish Fraser

Hamish accepts instructions across the span of Chambers’ core areas including commercial disputes, construction, clinical negligence, criminal regulatory, inquests and inquiries, insurance, property damage, professional negligence, product liability, and personal injury.

Hamish originally read English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, where he graduated with a First Class degree. After turning to law, he gained a Distinction in every subject on the GDL and was graded Outstanding on the BPTC. He has been awarded a number of prizes and scholarships, including the Crowther Shield for public speaking and the Tancred scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn.

Before commencing pupillage, Hamish undertook research work for King’s College London in the field of business and human rights law, with a focus on group tort actions against multinational companies and their subsidiaries.

To view Hamish’s profile, please see here.



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