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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 2023

Chambers is inviting applications for one pupillage to commence in Autumn 2023. 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 […]

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 […]

See what our super talented Emily has been doing in lockdown

You can read Emily’s bio here https://39parksquare.com/barristers/emily-jenkins/

Nick Adlington 39’s head of crime group prosecutes “utterly inhuman” paedophile

This defendant admitted 25 sexual offences committed against young boys when he appeared at Grimsby Crown Court in February this year.  Prosecuted by number 39’s head of crime group Nick Adlinton the case involved predatory paedophilia against boys as young as young as 8.  HHJ Kelson QC hearing the case described the defendant’s behaviour as […]

Covid-19 Contingency Planning

24th March 2020 – UPDATE Following guidance issued last night by the Leader of Circuit and our Senior Presiding Judge Mr Justice Goss all members of chambers have been advised NOT TO ATTEND COURT IN PERSON today. Members will attempt to conduct all hearings on the 24th March 2020 by remote means. We expect this […]

Chambers welcomes Brian Russell as our new door tenant

Our recent addition to Chambers, Brian Russell successfully achieved Grade 4 on the CPS advocate’s panel early this year. He was instructed to prosecute the case of R v L at Leeds Crown Court. The defendant pleaded guilty to offences of Rape and Wounding with intent to cause GBH following a brutal assault upon a […]