5 Essex Court

Conor Monighan

Call 2019

Conor joined 5 Essex Court as a tenant in September 2021 after successfully completing his pupillage.

Prior to pupillage, Conor worked as an advocate in the County Court. He conducted over one hundred hearings, representing clients ranging from local authorities to FTSE 100 companies. In addition, as a volunteer for Liberty he provided written and oral advice to the public on a wide variety of human rights issues. This role built on his long-standing contribution to the UK Human Rights Blog, which has published almost fifty of his articles.

While studying law, Conor successfully appeared in the Employment Tribunal as a Free Representation Unit (FRU) representative. He also volunteered for the School Exclusion Project, acting on behalf of families in Governors’ Committee Meetings and the Independent Review Panel. 

Conor has a B.A. in English (Literature) from Cambridge University. He completed the GDL and obtained an LLM in Bar Professional Training. He was awarded the Stephen Seabrooke Memorial Prize by City Law School (for advocacy and procedure), as well as the Roger Cox Award and a CPE Award from Gray’s Inn. Before commencing his legal education, Conor won the Times Advocacy Competition.