Luke Nelson joined 3PB in October 2018 as a pupil barrister. He is an exceptionally accomplished law student, winning multiple awards since deciding on a legal career in 2015.
Advocacy & Legal Experience
This year he has been employed as a county court advocate with LPC Law and worked as a part-time lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire on their Family Law course. He taught family law to the second year students at the university, setting and marking coursework, teaching lectures and seminars and delivering occasional online Skype lectures. As an advocate, he has attended various county court hearings across the UK, dealing with mortgage cases, landlord and tenant, applications to set aside judgment, summary judgment applications, case management conferences and small claims trials dealing with various contract and commercial issues such as implied terms, commission fees (estate agents and recruitment), restitution claims and RTAs. Luke has also undertaken pro bono advocacy work at the Employment Tribunal where he represented a whistle-blower against four defendants.
Luke has an unusual biography for a barrister, having been the drummer and manager of a heavy metal band until 2014, playing numerous concerts across the UK and recording an album during a six year career in the music industry. More recently, Luke has been an operational navigator in the NHS’ Worcestershire and Warwickshire Out of Hours doctors service. He worked closely with the regional NHS medical director, interviewing patients on the phone, liaising with various healthcare professionals, organising medical care via multiple teams such as pharmacists, consultants, GP practices, ambulance and care organisations.
Luke has worked as a mixologist and manager of various music venues, where he became skilled in flair bartending and making cocktails. Outside work now, music still remains a great interest, as well as fitness training, yoga and vegan cooking (with some flexibility!).
- University of Gloucestershire (2 year fast-track LLB) - First Class
- Provost’s Award For Excellence, University of Law, BPTC 2017
- Law Prize for Outstanding Achievement, University of Gloucestershire, 2017
- Finalist, Lincoln’s Inn Inter-Provider Mooting Competition, 2017
- Undergraduate Team Award, National Client Interviewing Competition, 2016
- Sir Thomas More Bursary, Lincoln’s Inn, 2016
- Neuberger Prize, Lincoln’s Inn, 2015
Professional qualifications & appointments
- University of Law (BPTC), Birmingham - Very Competent
- Lincoln’s Inn