Marc Brown has joined St Philips Chambers in Birmingham to begin a career as a barrister. An Oxford University graduate, he will undertake a pupillage with Edward Pepperall.
Mr Brown said: "St Philips Chambers is a leading set in Birmingham for commercial work - which is one of my main interests - and it is also one of the largest in the city.
"The chambers offered me the opportunity to take a pupillage where I can learn all areas of work from the very best barristers without the need to ever go to London.
"The Birmingham Bar is very strong and I don't see anything in London that I can't get here in Birmingham. As a pupil in Birmingham, I am less likely to be seen as 'just another barrister'."
His role as advisor and advocate will involve him researching and analysing points in legal cases as well as presenting cases in court. He is interested in corporate and business taxation, personal taxation, corporate insolvency and evidence. He will practise in commercial and employment law and specialise in civil practice.
Barrister Alastair Smail, chairman of the pupillage and recruitment committee, said: "We are delighted to have him at St Philips Chambers."