Madeleine Southey began pupillage in September 2023. In her non-practising pupillage, she has focused on housing, property, probate and commercial law.

Madeleine read Law at Trinity College, Cambridge from 2017-2020, undertaking papers in Family, Employment and Company law among others.

Before beginning the bar training course, Madeleine worked for a university student immigration department, assessing applications for student visa sponsorship and providing advice and information to international students on immigration law.

Previously, Madeleine also volunteered with the organisation IPSEA, providing legal advice on the process of applying for, reviewing and enforcing education, health and care plans (EHCP) to parents of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Madeleine accepts instructions in all of chambers’ practice areas.


  • Bar Practice Course LLM (The University of Law) 2021-2022, Distinction (elective modules in Medical Law & Ethics and Compliance & Regulation)
  • BA (Hons) Law (Trinity College, University of Cambridge) 2017-2020, 2:1 (68)


  • Inner Temple Exhibition Scholarship (2021) for the Bar Practice Course at the University of Law
  • Inner Temple Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award (2021) for the Bar Practice Course at the University of Law

In May 2022, Madeleine was a finalist in the Inner Temple’s Lawson Moot, a prestigious mooting competition consisting of 5 knock-out rounds on any area of legal practice.

She was also a semi-finalist in the Inner Temple’s Rawlinson debating cup.


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