Pupilmaster fined after pupil complains of “conduct of sexual nature”

A barrister and pupilmaster at 1 Gray’s Inn Square has been fined £4,000 after a pupil complained about his conduct towards her during her pupillage.

Civil practitioner David Giles, called to the bar in 1988, was found to have “engaged in conduct which was likely to bring the profession into disrepute” during 6 June and 31 August 2012.

The Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service’s ruling on the matter continues: “He engaged in conduct of sexual nature towards Miss X, his pupil, which was wholly inappropriate having regard to his position as her pupil supervisor’.


It is not known if the pupil completed her pupillage after making the complaint. 1 Gray’s Inn did not respond in time to Lawyer 2B’s request for comment.