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Joanna Martin Appointed to the Specialist Regulatory Advocates Panel (3)

Joanna Martin has recently been appointed to the Specialist Regulatory Advocates Panel (List B) to prosecute on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive and the Environment Agency. Joanna has a particular interest in regulatory crime and is part of the team within Devon Chambers who are regularly instructed in such areas.


Landlord given 28 day suspended prison sentence for breaching court injunction.

On 11th May 2012 a commercial landlord was sentenced to 28 days in prison suspended for 2 years for breaching an injunction restraining him from breaching his tenant's quiet enjoyment of the let premises. The tenant who brought the committal application was represented by Russell James from Devon Chambers and Michelmores Solicitors. Newspaper articles giving further details of the case are available here and here.


Man sentenced to seven years for burglary with a knife.

A man with an "appalling record" for burglary was yesterday sentenced to 7 years in prison following the 3 strikes rule further details of which can be found here. Julia Cox represented the prosecution in the trial and sentence of this matter.


Sarah Vince accepts tenancy with Devon Chambers following the successful completion of her pupillage.

Sarah Vince has become the newest tenant to join Devon Chambers after successfully completing her Pupillage in April 2012. Sarah is accepting instructions in all areas of common law and is especially keen to receive instructions in crime and regulatory crime.


St Austell Man Acquitted of Gangster Style Murder

In a recent high profile case in the Truro Crown Court a St Austell man who was represented by Geoffrey Mercer QC and Robert Linford was acquitted of murder. The BBC News reports of this case can be found here and here.