Year of call: 2013

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Pia has a commercial practice in line with Chambers' profile. She has been instructed as sole advocate in a number of banking and commercial contract disputes in the County Courts and High Court.

“one of the premier finance sets in the country, and a chambers that offers a universal service.”

Chambers & Partners UK 2015

‘3 Verulam Buildings is one of the capital’s elite sets for commercial disputes, and houses an impressive array of practitioners at both silk and junior levels.’

Chambers & Partners UK 2015

During pupillage, Pia worked under the supervision of Nicholas Craig, Matthew Parker, Peter Ratcliffe and Adam Kramer. She assisted them and other members of Chambers in a variety of commercial matters. Through participation in High Court trials, as well as in written advice and statements of case, she gained experience in a broad range of areas including banking, commercial contracts, arbitration, confidentiality, financial services regulation, consumer credit, civil fraud and insurance.

Before joining Chambers, Pia worked and studied in a number of different jurisdictions. After completing her LL.M at the University of Chicago Law School, and the BCL at Oxford, she taught international law and published work on Burmese politics whilst working for the Burma Lawyer's Council on the Thai Burma border. In 2012, she acted as foreign law clerk to Mr Justice Edwin Cameron at the Constitutional Court of South Africa and in 2013 she moved to New York to complete an internship in the Commercial Litigation and Appeals departments of Jones Day.

BCL (Keble College, Oxford) - Distinction (2011)

LLM (University of Chicago Law School) (2010)

BA (Hons) in Jurisprudence (Keble College, Oxford) (2009)

Queen Mother Scholarship (Middle Temple)

University of Chicago Law School: 1st in year in Jurisprudence (2010)

Colombos International Law Essay Prize (2010, Middle Temple)

Ian Wilson and Pia Dutton, “Reclaiming Funds following fraud”, LexisNexis Financial Services Blogs, 4 March 2015:

"Modern Distinctions Between the U.K and U.S. Commercial Legal Systems", LexisNexis Mealey's International Arbitration Legal News (2014)

"Action in Burma: The International Rule of Politics" LawKa PaLa Legal Journal on Burma No.39 (August 2011) p.46

"Politics and Injudicious Heroism" Cambridge Student Law Review, Volume 6, Number 1 (2010) p.316


Middle Temple

French, Hindi (Basic)