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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 […]

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 […]