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Calum McNicholas represents 16-year-old acquitted of false imprisonment and robbery at Durham Crown Court.

Following a 5-day jury trial, a 16-year-old was unanimously acquitted by the jury of false imprisonment and robbery. He was remitted back to the youth court for sentence in respect of an offence of aggravated vehicle taking.  Calum joined Dere Street Barristers in October 2023 following the successful completion of his pupillage and appears for […]


Katy Watson scores a goal for England U19’s.

Chambers are delighted that our Criminal Clerk Andrea Eccleston’s daughter scored a goal for England under 19’s Ladies, in a thriller of a game, which ended in a ten nil win against Lithuania in the England Womens U19 Euro’s group stages. We wish Katy all the best with her exciting career.


Save the date for the ‘Not the Jordans’ Financial Remedies Day Conference with His Honour Judge Edward Hess as Keynote Speaker

You can pre-register your interest HERE and if you wish to secure your place you can make a payment as follows: Early Bird Payment of £85 before August 6th Thereafter £95 PER PERSON Wednesday, 6th November 20240845 – 1700All Saints ChurchAkenside HillNewcastle upon TyneNE1 3UF£95.005 CPD Hr(s) This link can also be used to register more than one delegate. […]


The Local Authority v The Mother & Ors [2024] EWHC 150 (Fam)

Acting for the local authority, first respondent mother and child respectively, Christopher McKee, Frazer McDermott (led by Nicholas Stonor KC) and David Rowlands appeared in The Local Authority v The Mother & Ors [2024] EWHC 150 (Fam) before The Honourable Mrs Justice Theis DBE. A full transcript of the court’s judgment can be found here […]


York Family Team’s Annual Summer Party Friday 28th June 2024

The York Family Team once again hosted their Annual Summer Party at Love Cheese, Gillygate, York. The event was a huge success and provided the opportunity to enjoy some drinks in the evening sunshine. Many thanks to all who joined us and to the team at Love Cheese for holding the event.


Dan Edwards successfully strikes out claim in the High Court.

A claim brought under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and seeking damages pursuant to alleged breaches of Articles 3 and 4 of the ECHR has been struck out in the Liverpool District Registry.  Dan Edwards represented both Defendants, The Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police and The Council of the Borough of Kirklees.  The Claimant, […]


Supreme Court hearing on adverse possession for Sam Healy.

Permission has now been granted for an appeal to the Supreme Court in Brown v. Ridley & Anr. [2024] UKUT 14.  Sam acted for Mr & Mrs Ridley in the First Tier Tribunal and is now being led by Simon Goldberg KC of Trinity Chambers.  It will be the first time that the Supreme Court […]


Success for Liam O’Brien as the jury return unanimous not guilty verdicts in Darlington double stabbing.

The Defendant was accused of two counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Having been attacked by two other men in the home of an ex-partner, he armed himself with a kitchen knife. Shortly thereafter, when he was set upon for a second-time, he used the kitchen knife to defend himself. One […]


Dere Street Family Group presents their Teesside Lecture Schedule

Join us at the Curve Lecture Theatre in Teesside for our CPD accredited lectures designed to cover recent updates. Access to the venue (room 1.10) will be from 4pm with the lectures commencing promptly at 5pm until 6:30pm. 13th June 2024 – Representation of Young Persons within Family Proceedings – Presented by Helen Scourfield and Cath […]


Camp LimbBo 2024

Many Barristers at Dere Street have committed to donating a percentage of their gross income to the Dere Street Barristers’ Charitable Trust.  The LimbBo Foundation is one of the Charities this year that is sponsored by the Trust. The LimbBo Foundations is just one of this year’s beneficiary and one of our recent donations helped […]