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Jade Edwards returns from parental leave with a promotion!

Chambers is delighted to announce that Jade Edwards has applied for and obtained CPS regrading. Jade is now a Grade 2 Prosecutor.  Jade has been on maternity leave for the last 9 months but has spent the occasional day in court during that time. Most recently, she secured a suspended sentence for defendant convicted of […]

Rob and Adams brace of hung juries in Teesside

This is not a tale of stellar advocacy or forensic miracles.  Just a nice result for a client working closely with our friends at Watson Woodhouse solicitors and an outcome that you don’t see every day. A young man (who has given his permission for this article) was charged with dangerous driving following a collision.  […]

Extinction Rebellion and Obstruction of the Highway

6 November 2019 As Extinction Rebellion continue to make headlines, 39 Park Square pupil Peter Cruickshank gave a seminar talk to a packed audience of lawyers and Extinction Rebellion activists.   The seminar was titled, ‘Climate Change Litigation and the Right to Protest’, and run by the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA). The topic was climate change […]

Chambers joint head Richard Canning successfully appeals life sentence in CACD

The defendant was in a relationship with the complainant. At his Plea and Trial Preparation Hearing, he pleaded guilty to one count of rape, two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and one count of unlawful wounding against her. The defendant had a previous conviction for manslaughter from an incident occurring in 2009. Manslaughter […]

A pupil’s first 3 months

Rules of Pupillage On my first day of pupillage I was speaking to my Pupil Masters, Richard Canning and Rob Skyner. I called Richard, “Mr. Canning”. He cut me short. “The first lesson of pupillage is this. I’m Richard, he’s Rob. You only call me Mr. Canning and him Mr. Skyner in front of clients. […]

39 Park Square well represented in charity netball tournament

Monique Jarvis-Legg is very proud to report that 39 Park Square were instrumental in helping to raise over £400 at a Charity Netball Tournament run by Ripon City Netball Club, at the end of July. The money was raised in favour of Saint Michael’s Hospice and Jerry Green Dog Rescue. It was a super fun […]

Chambers welcomes Peter Cruickshank our 2019 pupil

39 Park Square barrister’s chambers are delighted to announce the commencement of Peter’s first six pupillage.  With stellar academics and an outstandingly strong CV Peter then shone at both first and second stage pupillage interviews.   Joint heads of chambers Rob Skyner and Richard Canning extend a warm welcome to Peter and are in no […]

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 […]