Josie Canham-Williams

2nd Six Pupil
Called: 2021


Josie started a family and public law pupillage in September 2021 under the supervision of James Goodwin and mentorship of Ashley Lord and Laura Twist.

From her own experience of being a young carer, Josie has developed a particular interest in the law surrounding mental capacity and special educational needs. She currently volunteers for the IPSEA SEND Tribunal Helpline providing advice on tribunal procedures and assisting with appeals.

Josie previously worked at Elfrida Rathbone Camden, a charity which supports families with multiple and complex needs and young people with a learning disability. Whilst at University, Josie worked pro bono for the FreeLaw student led legal clinic, conducting conferences, and providing legal advice to members of the public on matters including housing issues and family disputes. She also worked at Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network as a casework assistant and was a research assistant for Amnesty International for the 'I Welcome' refugee campaign.


Inner Temple
Court of Protection Bar Association
Family Law Bar Association
Young Legal Aid Lawyers


University of Sheffield, French BA(Hons), First, 2016
University of Sheffield, GDL, Distinction 2020
University of Law Leeds, BTC, Very Competent, 2021


Josie enjoys attending music concerts and plays guitar and tabla. She loves speaking different languages and has travelled around much of Europe and South America.


Josie summarised RE: C (Looked after Child) (Covid-19 Vaccination) – the first case of its kind which addressed the administration of the Covid-19 vaccination for 12-15 year olds and the winter flu vaccination for children in school years 7 to 11