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We are looking to recruit an established CoP practitioner

Chambers is looking to recruit an established CoP practitioner (2+ years call), with significantexperience in CoP health & welfare work, to join our existing team. If you would like a confidential conversation regarding this position or Chambers generally please contact our designated CoP Clerk Sarah Gibson or our Head Clerk Phil Paxton on 0344 335 […]


New pupillage vacancies are now live!

Dere Street is excited to announce that it is now advertising pupillage vacancies through the Pupillage Gateway Portal. Adverts go live TODAY, Monday 27th November 2023 for pupillages commencing October 2024 and October 2025! Chambers invites candidates to use https://www.pupillagegateway.com/for-applicants.html for details and to apply. To view our Pupillage Policy please click here.


Liam O’Brien prosecutes successful author for aggravated harassment of fellow writer.

A woman stalked an award-winning author after the pair met at a creative writing course, even pursuing the victim to America and threatening to kill her pets in a terrifying ordeal that lasted for 15 years. For full media coverage please click here. If you would like to instruct Liam or any members of the […]


His Honour Judge Nathan Adams

All members of Chambers and staff warmly congratulate our former colleague District Judge Nathan Adams on his appointment to the Circuit Bench.   Judge Adams was called to the Bar in 2004. He completed his pupillage in Chambers with James Robinson; he had a mixed common law practice before specialising in civil work. He began […]


Andrew Walker, led by Chris Tehrani KC successfully prosecute man charged with murder of an off-duty ambulance worker.

A Blyth man has today been convicted for murder after the death of an off-duty ambulance worker, who he fatally struck with his van in the car park of a Northumberland pub. Toby Kelly, 38 from Blyth, was found guilty of one charge of murder and one charge of attempted murder in relation to the […]


Judgment concerning whether the PN had capacity to make decisions about engagement in sexual relations.

‘Simon Garlick specialist Court of Protection barrister was instructed by the local authority (led by Joseph O’Brien KC) in the case of Re PN (Capacity: Sexual Relations and Disclosure) [2023] EWCOP 44 decided by Poole J, sitting as a Tier 3 judge in the Court of Protection’. The case concerned a 34 year old man […]


Ben Nolan KC and Liam O’Brien secure conviction for the murder of 2 year old child

Dere Street’s Ben Nolan KC and Liam O’Brien secure conviction of Michael Daymond for the murder of 2 year old Maya Chappell and the child’s mother for failing to protect the child. For full media coverage please click here


Dan Edwards successfully obtains Anticipatory / Predictive Costs Order in the High Court.

In high value clinical negligence and personal injury claims where liability has been admitted, there are likely to be substantial delays before quantum can be determined by the court.  In such circumstances Costs Orders (often misleadingly described as being ‘an interim payment on account of costs’) can be sought by the Claimant’s lawyers, even though […]


Katy Watson, sponsored by Chambers, sealed victory for England Women’s U-19s. Well done Katy!


Convictions in huge firearms conspiracy 

Seven men have now been convicted of conspiring to possess machine guns and ammunition with intent to endanger life; this arms business was described by an expert witness as, “among the very highest level of criminal firearms trafficking ever encountered in the UK”.  The case was prosecuted by John Elvidge KC and Neil Fryman (of […]