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Nicki Forster successfully appeals Secretary of State’s refusal to grant Her client and his family asylum this week.

Having recently returned to Chambers following a period of leave to start a family Nicki has already had successes in both the First-tier and Upper-tier of the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal.  Following submissions made by Ms Forster during a hearing this week in the First-tier tribunal, her client’s appeal was allowed against the Home Office’s […]

Jessica successfully prosecutes house burglar who tried to evade police

  Jessica Randell appeared for the prosecution at the trial of Darren Fellows at Bradford Crown Court on the 24th June 2019. Mr Fellows faced charges of dwelling house burglary, theft, dangerous driving and associated driving offences. In total, over £50, 000 worth of designer items and two vehicles were taken during the course of the […]

Robert Skyner – Further Success in “Early Onset” Holiday Illness Claim

Working alongside Instructing Solicitor John Eastham of Abbey Solicitors, Robert Skyner has successfully obtained judgment at trial for a British couple who contracted an illness whilst on holiday in Dominical Republic. The judgment is particularly notable for two reasons: First, it was an “early onset” case, with illness occurring in the first 48 hours after […]

Pupillage 2019

Chambers is inviting applications for one pupillage to commence in September/October 2019. Pupillage will either be criminal, or mixed civil/criminal dependent on the candidate. If Chambers consider there to be 2 outstanding candidates, we will consider taking a second pupil to start in September/October 2019 or 2020, dependent on the candidate. Full details are set […]

Adam Walker Promoted to CPS Grade 3 Panel

Adam has recently been promoted to the CPS Grade 3 Panel. As a member of the Grade 3 Panel, Adam is entrusted with the task of prosecuting serious and complex cases such as those involving allegations of Rape, Indecency, Child Abuse, Serious Physical Assault, Fraud and Death by Dangerous Driving. Heads of Chambers Robert Skyner […]

Chambers Welcomes Back Monique Jarvis-Legg

Chambers announces the return of Monique Jarvis-Legg following a overseas posting. Joint Heads of Chambers Robert Skyner and Richard Canning said: “We are delighted to welcome Monique back into the fold at 39. She is a highly regarded young junior with an incredible work ethic and a keen legal mind. She is a real asset […]

Emily Jenkins Secured ‘Landmark Setence’ in Animal Welfare Case.

Emily Jenkins appeared for the prosecution in the sentencing of William Henry Welch, to what police described as ‘one of the worst examples of cruelty’ they had ever seen. Welch was jailed for twenty weeks which has been hailed as a ‘landmark’ sentence. Welch appeared before Harrogate Magistrates Court on charges of causing an animal […]

Robert Skyner Secures Another Holiday Illness Settlement

Working alongside Instructing Solicitor Anthony Wardle of Abbey Solicitors, Robert Skyner has successfully secured settlement for a British woman who contracted an illness whilst on holiday in Cuba. The settlement is particularly notable given that Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited had defended the Claim aggressively and accused the Claimant of fraud and exaggeration. The Claim […]

Victoria Barker successfully brings a halt to proceedings wrongly brought against a soldier

Victoria Barker successfully defended a soldier before a Court Martial in a three day ‘abuse of process’ hearing. The soldier was charged by the Service Prosecution Authority, after already being punished for an offence previously, through the undertaking of onerous duties, usually carried out by up to 20 soldiers. Victoria established that the soldier in […]

Chambers Welcomes Jade Edwards

Robert Skyner and Richard Canning are delighted to welcome Chambers’ newest member, Ms. Jade Edwards. Jade successfully completed her pupillage at 39 Park Square under the supervision of Mr Skyner and Mr Canning. The Joint Heads of Chambers expect Jade to have a long and successful career and wish her every success going forward. Jade’s […]