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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 […]

Jade Edwards promoted to CPS Grade 3 Panel

Chambers is delighted to announce that Jade Edwards has been successful in the latest advocate panel round to grade 3.  Jade continues to accept instructions from both Prosecution and Defence. Her profile can be viewed here. 

Leeds man strangles girlfriend before two-hour standoff with police

A man who strangled his partner in a drunken rage before locking himself in the house with her and her children has been jailed for three and a half years. At the sentencing hearing on April 19th the prosecutor Emily Jenkins told the court Myers had consumed a large amount of vodka before pinning his […]

Pupillage 2021

Chambers is inviting applications for one pupillage to commence in September 2021. Pupillage will be mixed civil/criminal. If Chambers consider there to be 2 outstanding candidates, we will consider taking a second pupil to start at a later date, dependent on the candidate. Full details are set out below. Applications should be sent to chambers […]

Jade Edwards defends prison officer guilty of misconduct in a public office.

Jade Edwards represented Jordan Trainor in respect of offending committed in 2019 whilst she worked as a prison officer at Wetherby YOI. Mrs Trainor formed inappropriate relationships with two inmates, sent sexualised messages and pictures, and conveyed packages into the prison at the inmates’ request. She pleaded guilty to the offence of misconduct in a […]

Brian Russell enhances his fraud practice.

Brian has been successful this year in his applications for the Serious Fraud Office Panel B & the CPS Specialist Fraud Advocacy Panel Grade 3. These are his thoughts. “I have recently prosecuted Fraud cases in Teesside and Manchester on a late returns basis from other chambers, both involving the fraudulent evasion of VAT and […]

Chambers’ Lydia Carroll prosecutes the first post-lockdown jury trial at Bradford Crown Court

As we all know Bradford is in the lead in returning to “in person” jury trials as lockdown begins to ease.  Lydia Carroll was briefed to prosecute a case of dangerous driving in the first Bradford case to swear a jury.  This is her account. “Resuming of Jury trials on the North-East circuit When it […]