Barrister Jamila Bernard-Stevenson

Jamila Bernard-Stevenson

Year of call: 2015  


Jamila is a pupil at 7BR. She is currently completing the last 4 months of her pupillage under the supervision of Elaine Banton.

Jamila graduated from Oxford University with degrees in law (BA hons 2011, MA hons 2016). She also completed the Bar Professional Training Course at City Law School (Very Competent) where she was a finalist at the City Law School Part Time Mooting Competition.

Prior to undertaking pupillage, Jamila gained valuable advisory experience volunteering as a Union Support Service Adviser at the City University Union Support Service. She also honed her advocacy skills representing individuals appealing against the DWP’s decision to withdraw their Employment Support Allowance at appeal hearings.

Her case preparation skills have been developed whilst undertaking legal support roles at the NHS Litigation Authority, Crown Prosecution Service and General Dental Council. Whilst at the GDC, Jamila assessed fitness to practise complaints and drafted allegations pertaining to the impairment of registrants’ fitness to practise.

Jamila seeks to establish a broad practice and has a keen interest in Personal Injury, Regulatory law and Crime.

In her free time, Jamila enjoys writing (fiction and non-fiction). She is the founder of Summing Up (a CPS staff network newsletter).

Scholarships and Awards

  • Lord Astbury Scholarship (Middle Temple)
  • Harmsworth Exhibition (Middle Temple)
  • Book Prize (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University)

How to get in touch

For more information please contact our clerks by calling +44 (0) 20 7242 3555 or by email.

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