Before commencing pupillage, Tabitha Hutchison spent a year as Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Dingemans in the Court of Appeal, where she worked on a broad range of civil and criminal appeals, including significant public law cases such as R (Cabinet Office) v Chair of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry and Ors [2023] EWHC 1702 (Admin) and R (Good Law Project) v Prime Minister and ors [2022] EWCA Civ 1580.

Tabitha previously worked as a paralegal in the gambling harm team at Leigh Day, where her work covered personal injury, insolvency and regulatory law, and group litigation and inquests. She also spent six months assisting a leading media, public law and human rights barrister, who was acting in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry for survivors and bereaved and in a number of high-profile defamation cases.

Before being called to the Bar, Tabitha graduated with a degree in Classics from the University of Cambridge and then spent three years in New Delhi, working in human rights and education. She subsequently completed the GDL and the Bar Course with Distinction, having received scholarships from the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and St. John’s College, Cambridge.

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