Douglas joined 7KBW in September 2019 following the successful completion of his pupillage. He was supervised by Marcus Mander, Noel Casey, Jo Higgs and Michael Holmes. As a pupil Douglas gained experience in all of Chambers’ practice areas, including shipping, insurance, international arbitration, civil fraud, professional negligence and general commercial work. Before starting pupillage, Douglas graduated from the University of Oxford with a First Class degree in Modern Languages.
During pupillage Douglas worked for his supervisors on a variety of cases, including a successful appeal from a three-week fraud trial in the Commercial Court; committal proceedings brought against a shipping magnate for repeated breach of a worldwide freezing order; and a series of appeals under Sections 67, 68 and 69 of the Arbitration Act concerning the construction of a superyacht. Douglas also completed a secondment in the shipping department of a major City law firm.