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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 […]

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 […]