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Devon Chambers Donates Again

All the members of Devon Chambers' Crime Team have shown their continued support for Criminal Solicitors by donating a further £250 to the LCCSA JR Fund.

Devon Chambers is pleased to announce Nicholas Bradley has joined as a tenant

Before being called to the Bar in November this year Nicholas practised as a solicitor; he has over 35 years experience as an adviser and advocate in both criminal and civil law. As a solicitor he was required to establish close and constructive working relationships with both lay and professional clients very quickly. Expertise and experience gained in this respect has led NIcholas to adopt a practical approach to problems and dispute resolution. He is very focussed on ensuring that both professional and lay client are kept informed and understand the progress of cases.


Devon Chambers recommended in Legal 500 2014

Devon Chambers has been recommended in Legal 500 UK 2014 as a Leading Set on the Western Circuit.
Five members have been listed in the "Leading Juniors" list, The Legal 500 UK 2014's guide to outstanding juniors nationwide.
On the Crime Team:
Jason Beal 'He regularly defends cases, and has notable expertise in fraud and financial crime'.
Piers Norsworthy 'A defence specialist'
Rupert Taylor 'A heavyweight defence practitioner whose extensive experience includes drugs cases and violent offences'
On the Family Team:
Victoria Hoyle 'She is experienced in public and private law children cases, and domestic violence disputes'
On the Civil Team:
Stuart Frampton 'Extremely knowledgeable in occupiers' liability, credit hire and Motor Insurers' Bureau matters'

Piers Norsworthy is also recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2014 editorial.



Chambers and Partners 2015 recommends Jason Beal

Jason Beal has been recommended by Chambers and Partners 2015. Jason is described as being "excellent on all case types, and particularly on proceeds of crime matters". He is also described as having "exceptional client care skills".  He is praised by commentators for his advocacy skills, which he uses to both defend and prosecute the most complex criminal cases. Click here for further information.



The Supreme Court Grants Permission to Appeal in Case Involving an Equality Act Defence to Possession Proceedings

On 30th July 2014 the Court of Appeal dismissed a disabled tenant's appeal against a possession order in a case where he had sought to raise a defence pursuant to the Equality Act 2010. On 31st July 2010 the Supreme Court granted an urgent application for permission to appeal and a stay of execution. The tenant is represented by Shelter Legal Services, Russell James of Devon Chambers, and Jan Luba QC. 

A copy of the Court of Appeal's judgment is available here.