Alexander McColl accepts tenancy offer from Garden Court North
25 September 2023
We are delighted to announce that Alexander McColl has accepted the offer of tenancy at Garden Court North and he will start as a member of Chambers from the beginning of October after the successful completion of his pupillage.
During his pupillage, under the supervision of Mikhil Karnik, Alexander has gained experience across all of our practice areas and is fast developing a multi-disciplinary practice in criminal defence, protest rights, housing, parole board, mental health and judicial review.
On accepting tenancy, Alexander said: ‘I am very excited for the future at Garden Court North. It has truly been a privilege to be able to work with and learn from such experts and to be surrounded by people who are so deeply committed to access to justice and bringing meaning to people’s rights.’
Alexander is a former welfare rights and debt adviser with a working knowledge of the benefits system and a deep interest in social welfare matters. He is well-placed to advise vulnerable clients and cases involving complex mental health and capacity issues.
He maintains a keen interest in human rights and social security law about which he has written several articles during his pupillage:
- Is your local council operating an unlawful Council Tax Reduction scheme? Challenging the Minimum Income Floor through Judicial Review
- Have you tried suing the Judge? Using judicial review to challenge delay in the First-Tier Tribunal
- High Court Allows Judicial Review Claim on Universal Credit Overpayment Recovery.