Henderson Chambers helps BVC student win better grades from Cardiff Uni

London set Henderson Chambers has won a High Court battle for a law student who refused to accept the low marks Cardiff University gave her for the Bar Vocational Course (BVC).

Student Alice Clarke, who instructed Henderson barrister Patrick Green via the Bar Pro Bono Unit, took Cardiff University to the High Court to force it to accept the independent marking of two units of her barrister training course.

Clarke was originally given 40 per cent in the advanced criminal oral examination and 46 per cent in her negotiation paper.

However, an independent assessor improved the mark on the oral examination to 71 per cent.

Clarke was entitled to re-sit the second paper and the mark was raised to 62 per cent.

Green argued that the university had awarded low marks to Clarke in 2005 because she had had disputes with two of her tutors.

Eversheds partner Wayne Davies instructed 11KBW’s Clive Lewis QC to act on behalf of Cardiff University.