St. Columb's past pupil becomes youngest London QC

Sat, 16/05/2020 - 17:15 -- Editor

St Columb's College past pupil and former head boy, Conall Patton, has become the youngest solicitor to be appointed a Queen’s Counsel in London this year.

Conall 'took silk' (became a QC) at a ceremony at Westminster Hall in London.

A member of a well-know Irish speaking family in Derry, Conall attended Bunscoil Cholmcille before beginning his secondary education at St Columb’s College.

In a statement today, the school said: "As head boy of the class of 1999, Conall took first place in Northern Ireland in three of his GCSE subjects and also in three of his five A levels.

After gaining a first in law at Cambridge University, he undertook postgraduate studies at Harvard University in the US.

He has also completed diplomas with distinction in French and German.

Back in London he undertook pupillage at the prestigious chambers of Lord Grabiner QC, specialising in commercial law, before being called to the Bar in 2004."