Latest News and Events from our Barristers and Chambers

  • Joseph Carr secures acquittal of So Solid Crew’s Lisa Maffia

    Joseph Carr recently secured the acquittal of Lisa Maffia, star of the British UK garage and hip hop group “So Solid Crew”, accused of assaulting a beautician at a salon in Tulse Hill, south London. The magistrates acquitted the defendant following an all-day trial after deliberating for fewer than...

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  • Dominic Benthall defends in Iranian ‘pilot-migrant’ case

    Dominic Benthall represented AK, an Iranian national who had co-piloted a Rigid Inflatable Boat containing one other Iranian national and 12 Vietnamese nationals across the English Channel on 17th October 2020. AK received a sentence of 2 years imprisonment for assisting unlawful immigration. The Resident Judge at Canterbury CC...

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  • Mini Pupillages

      Unfortunately, due to the current Covid-19 Regulations and Tier Management 15NBS have had to put all the mini-pupillage scheme on hold. We will review this decision once the Regulations are lifted. Please do not submit applications for mini-pupillages at this time.

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  • Clare Dowse joins Chambers

    We are delighted to announce that Clare Dowse has joined 15NBS from 3 Temple Gardens. Clare was called to the Bar in 2002. She is a defence specialist with a wide range of experience in defending serious sexual, drugs or violent offences. In particular, her skills are increasingly in...

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  • Applying for mini pupillage at 15NBS

    A mini pupillage at 15NBS is an important opportunity for you to experience life as a Criminal Barrister. It will help you make a better-informed decision as to what the Criminal Bar is really like and what would be required of you. A mini pupillage normally involves spending at...

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  • Claire Mawer – co-author of the Youth Justice Legal Centre’s (YJLC) practitioners’ guide on child criminal exploitation

    Claire Mawer has co-authored the Youth Justice Legal Centre’s (YJLC) practitioners’ guide on child criminal exploitation, launched today. The guide takes practitioners through the key stages of a case involving child criminal exploitation from arrest through to trial and gives practical advice on the work that needs to be...

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  • Recorder Robert Ward

    15NBS Chambers is delighted to announce that Robert Ward has been appointed as a Recorder, sitting on the South Eastern Circuit where he will sit in the Family Courts. https://www.judiciary.uk/announcements/recorder-appointment-ward/

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  • C2: Choices and Consequences. A different approach to sentencing

    Author: Kathryn Hirst   Last week I experienced a totally different side of the criminal justice system. It was a moving and inspiring experience.   It’s reassuring to know that there is a better side and there are successes in what we all agree is a failing system not...

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