Details of practice

Ciju is currently in his second six, having started pupillage with 3RB in October 2018. During his first six, he gained experience in a range of different practice areas including crime, extradition and MLA, judicial review, police discipline, public inquiries, inquests, licensing and regulatory law.

Education/professional qualifications

BPTC (BPP University) – Outstanding (ranked third nationally at BPP and joint-first for Judicial Review)
LLM (Cambridge) – First Class (ranked first for Legislation)
BA in Law (Cambridge) – Double First Class (ranked third for Public Law) 

Scholarships and prizes

Second Place, Kalisher Trust Essay Prize 2018 on corporate criminal liability
Winner, UK Environmental Law Association Essay Prize 2017 on Brexit
Best Orator and Winning Team, ELSA Moot in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg 2016
Finalist, Cambridge Blackstone’s De Smith Moot 2014
Finalist, International Criminal Court Moot 2013
Winner, Cambridge Quadrant Moot 2012

Downing College Senior Harris Scholarship
BPP Scholarship
Lincoln’s Hardwicke Award

Professional Memberships

Criminal Bar Association
Young Fraud Lawyers Association
Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum
United Kingdom Environmental Law Association


Working in partnership: a new approach to economic crime (2018) Financier Worldwide
(co-authors: Alison Levitt QC and Gareth Minty)

New test for criminal dishonesty: all bets are off (2017) Practical Law
(co-authors: Jo Rickards et al)

Asserting and maintaining privilege in SFO investigations (2017) The Law Society
(co-author: Jo Rickards)

Science, Expertise and Due Deference [2014] King’s Student Law Review Vol.5(2)

The Human Rights Act 1998 s.2(1) Taken into Account [2013] UK Law Students’ Review Vol.1(2)

Other information

Before starting pupillage, Ciju worked as a litigation paralegal in Mishcon de Reya’s White Collar Crime & Investigations team. He assisted on many of the firm’s major cross-border cases concerning bribery, fraud, POCA proceedings, private prosecutions, extradition and regulatory issues.

Ciju has also worked as legal assistant for an environmental NGO and spent a month assisting a criminal defence barrister in India. He has interned at the European Court of Human Rights, the Council of Europe, and the Public International Law & Policy Group where he worked on legal issues regarding the conflicts in Libya, Syria and Yemen.