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Careers Talk at Truro College

On Wednesday 7th March, Rupert Taylor and Emma Cross gave a careers presentation to AS-Level students and their law tutors at Truro College. They enjoyed speaking to students about the various routes to the Bar; the relevant skills needed; and the rewards and challenges of life as a barrister.

There were many interesting questions posed by students and the talk was received well:

"Really reassuring. They mentioned different routes into the profession and that it was getting more representative ... they made is seem a realistic and possible career path."

"I thought the two barristers wre really honest about the career and talked openly about the benefits and pitfalls of being a barrister. It was really balanced."

The event was a great opportunity for Devon Chambers to encourage young people to consider a career at the Bar. We look forward to future talks at Truro College.

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Mini Pupillage/Work Experience Update

Applications for mini-pupillage in 2018 have now been closed. Applications for 2019 will be advertised again in the Autumn. 

Appointment of Queen's Counsel

Devon Chambers is proud and delighted to congratulate Jo Martin on her appointment as Queen’s Counsel with effect from the 26th February 2018. Jo has been with Devon Chambers since transferring to the Bar in 2004.  She has built up a substantial prosecution and defence practice in Devon and Cornwall over the past 13 years, in particular in cases of complex frauds, money laundering, child cruelty and historic sex cases. Jo has been head of the Regulatory Team since 2010, dealing with cases from the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive. We congratulate her on her achievement and wish her the best of luck as Queen’s Counsel. 

Judith Constable to Join Devon Chambers

Devon Chambers is delighted to announce that Judith Constable will be joining Devon Chambers as a tenant in our Criminal and Regulatory & Disciplinary Teams.

Judith has been a solicitor advocate since 2005 and was called to the Bar in 2012. After many years working for the Environment Agency she will be moving to the independent Bar and will be available to receive instructions from 1st March in all areas of criminal law and regulatory law.

 

Jo Martin and Julia Cox prosecute in £1.3 million money laundering case

Jo Martin and Julia Cox recently prosecuted six defendants at Harrow Crown Court for money laundering as part of a nationwide investigation into phishing fraud, which originated in Devon and Cornwall in 2013. The overall value of the frauds was in the region of £3million. The case involved at least £1.3million being laundered through the defendants' bank accounts and through Post Offices where two of the defendants worked and where they converted over £1million of stolen money in to untraceable foreigh currency. The 6 defendants entered guilty pleas on day 4 of the trial after the case had been fully opened to the jury. Sentence pending on the 30th November.