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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.

 

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. 

The Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference

Pupils Emma Cross and Althea Brooks attended the Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference in London on 4th November 2017. They enjoyed a variety of sessions and found it to be an excellent opportunity to meet other barristers from around the country.

You can read their write-up of the highlights here.

Read more: The Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference

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.

DNA evidence

Amy Edinborough considers the recent Court of Appeal decisions relating to DNA evidence found on moveable objects left at the scene of a crime. The full arcticle can be found here.