News

James Armstrong-Holmes appointed as a legally qualified member of the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Independent Review Pool

We are delighted to announce that James Armstrong-Holmes has been appointed as a legally qualified member of the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Independent Review Pool (IRP).

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The Nottingham Legal walk

Castle Gate Chambers took part in the Nottingham Legal walk last week on 19th May. In raising £585 for The Access to Justice Foundation, we surpassed our target of £475 and were in fact the second highest fundraising team that took part in the event.

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A Warm Welcome To Stephen Cobley

Steve is now in his third decade of criminal defence work. He has the portfolio of cases of an accomplished advocate and a consequent wide-ranging knowledge across the criminal spectrum.

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Members of Castle Gate Chambers will be taking part in the Nottingham Legal Walk

On Thursday 19th May 2022 we will be raising money for The Access to Justice Foundation

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No Returns - Chambers Statement

From 11th April 2022, members of Castle Gate Chambers will not accept returns of publicly funded defence cases. To be clear, this is a decision of last resort, and in direct support of the national action being taken by the Criminal Bar Association in relation to fees.

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Caroline Sellars appointed Recorder in Crime (North Eastern Circuit)

Chambers is delighted to announce that Caroline Sellars has been appointed a Recorder on the advice of the Lord Chancellor.

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Laura Hocknell appointed Deputy District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)

Chambers is delighted to announce that Laura Hocknell has been appointed by The Lord Chief Justice as a Deputy District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)

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Clive Stockwell QC voted The Nottinghamshire Law Society Barrister of the Year 2021

Congratulations to Clive Stockwell QC who has won the prestigious award during the annual ceremony which took place on 10th November 2021

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A Warm Welcome To James Armstrong-Holmes

James joined Chambers on 1st November 2021 following a 6 year period within a well-established Criminal Set in London

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Silks Ceremony 2021

Congratulations to Andrew Vout QC who was formally awarded with his Queens Counsel title at the Appointments Ceremony in Westminster Hall yesterday (1st November 2021).

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Castle Gate Chambers Welcomes Two Pupils

We are delighted to welcome Daniel Scothern and Danielle St. Clair to Chambers

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CASTLE GATE CHAMBERS PUPILLAGE APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Castle Gate Chambers is a recently established boutique set of talented criminal practitioners, collectively committed to developing and enhancing the East Midlands Bar. We are down to earth, friendly, and are keen to recruit organically to ensure that we attract the best candidates who are most likely to thrive within our set, which prides itself on being communal and supportive.

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A Warm Welcome to Stefan Fox

Stefan joined Castle Gate Chambers on June 1st 2021 and adds yet more experience to an already accomplished team. Stefan has a wealth of experience in cases involving offences of violence, drugs, sexual offences, dishonesty, and offences affecting public order

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A Warm Welcome to Caroline Sellars

A former senior advocate in East Midlands Police Legal Service (EMPLS), Caroline has been at the forefront of an ever changing and challenging legal landscape which has seen her handle a variety of complex cases. Caroline joins Castle Gate Chambers in early May 2021.

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Andrew Vout Appointed as Queen's Counsel

Castlegate Chambers is proud to announce that Andrew Vout was appointed Queen’s Counsel today (15-03-2021).

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A Warm Welcome to Laura Hocknell

Having established a reputation as a hard-working and down-to-earth barrister at one of London's largest practices, Laura joins Castle Gate Chambers on Feb 1st 2021 and we're thrilled to have her on board.

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