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Brian Russell successful in ‘spiked drink’ rape case

Brian Russell recently secured the conviction of a 39 year old man who had drugged a female victim in a Leeds nightclub before taking her to his hotel and raping her. British Transport Police investigate the case. Video footage showed the defendant walking around the dance floor with a glass which he did not drink […]

Leeds man convicted of wounding – Joel Wootten prosecutes 

The defendant faced one count of wounding.  During an altercation in Harehills in 2022, the defendant used a broken bottle to sever the main artery in the victim’s arm. As a result of the assault, he suffered life changing injuries. After a 2 day trial at Leeds Crown Court, the Jury returned a unanimous guilty […]

Joel Wootten secures prison sentence for animal abuser at Bradford Crown Court.

The defendant faced 4 counts of causing unnecessary suffering to his German Shepard. This included blunt force trauma which led to the amputation of the dog’s right hind leg. On the morning of trial, the defendant pleaded guilty to 2 counts, including the most serious count of blunt force trauma.  The sentencing Judge agreed with […]

Tenancy confirmed for Ryan Wilson 

Chambers is pleased to announce that Ryan Wilson has successfully completed pupillage and has accepted an offer of tenancy. Ryan has enjoyed a busy Family practice during the second six of his pupillage, undertaking work in public and private law matters, as well domestic abuse cases and financial remedy proceedings. Notably, he is currently instructed […]

Adam Walker secures an acquittal in a Rape trial at Newcastle Crown Court. 

This was the second time that this particular client had been tried for these offences. Adam represented him in both trials. At the first in July the client was convicted of 2 counts of domestic abuse but the jury failed to reach verdicts on counts of Rape, Assault by Penetration and Damage.  After a 3-day […]

Ryan Wilson

Our current pupil, Ryan Wilson, commences his second six this week and is now available to receive instructions.   Ryan is available for instructions in Crime and in Private, Public and Family Law Act matters.  Chambers are very pleased that Ryan is beginning his second six. He is an impressive advocate and a well liked member […]

Olivia Fraser and Joel Wootten are our newest members

Chambers is pleased to announce that Olivia Fraser and Joel Wootten have successfully completed  pupillage and that they have both accepted offers of tenancy with Chambers. Our joint heads of chambers spoke for all when commenting.”They are both very promising advocates and have taken to life at the Bar with ease and good humour. We look forward to seeing their careers progress”. We wish them […]

Erin Kitson-Parker and Benjamin Bell promoted to grade 2 on the CPS prosecutor panel. 

Chambers is delighted to announce that Erin Kitson-Parker and Benjamin Bell have both been successful in their applications for CPS grade 2 prosecutor status.  Since completing their pupillages both members have worked very hard to develop their Crown Court practices in both defence and prosecution. This success is a testament to their hard work.  Our […]

Chambers Welcomes Ryan Wilson

Chambers are delighted to announce that Ryan Wilson has commenced pupilage. Ryan joins Chambers with a wealth of experience, having previously worked in a secondary school as the Head of English and Assistant Headteacher.  More recently, Ryan worked at Henry Hyams as a Family paralegal. He is also an accredited police station representative.  Heads of […]

Brian Russell one of Chambers’ grade 4 RASSO Counsel prosecutes Grandfather for serious sexual offences. 

Alan Torr, 75 years old, admitted sexually abusing his 4 year old step-grandson when the child disclosed the offending to his grandmother.  When interviewed by the police, Torr frankly told them that he had “fiddled” with the boy’s penis and got the boy to touch his penis. He also admitted putting his grandson’s penis in […]