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Events on the Western Circuit


Date Title of Event Venue

17 June 2017   

Pupil Supervisors Course Bristol

7 July 2017

Winchester Grand Night Winchester

8 July 2017    

Circuit Cricket Romsey

29 and 30 Sept 2017

Civil and Criminal NPP Advocacy Bristol

27 and 28 Oct 2017

Pupil Practice Management Course Winchester

1 November 2017

NPP Ethics Course Bristol

18 and 19 Nov 2017

Pupil Advocacy Part 1 Bristol

24 November 2017

Exeter Grand Night Exeter

3 and 4 February 2017

Pupil Advocacy Part 2 Winchester

23 March 2018    

Bristol Grand Night Bristol


Election of Circuit Leader

Posted 13/10/2015

The two candidates for election as Circuit Leader are Charles Hyde QC (proposed by Paul Dunkels QC and seconded by Oba Nsugbe QC) and Bill Mousley QC (proposed by Nigel Lickley QC and seconded by Simon Laws QC).  Please click the links below to read their Election Addresses.  Ballot papers will be sent to all junior and silk members in the week beginning 19 October 2015.

Charles Hyde QC - Election Address

Bill Mousley QC - Election Address

Devon and Cornwall and Dorset Police and Crime Commissioners

Posted 2/10/2015

The Devon and Cornwall and Dorset Police and Crime Commissioners are advertising the appointment of legally qualified Chairs to serve on Police Officer Misconduct Hearing Panels.  Please click on to view the full advertisement.

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Ministry of Justice Consultation - Preserving and Enhancing the Quality of Criminal Advocacy

Posted 1/10/2015

The Ministry of Justice has this morning announced a consultation entitled "Preserving and Enhancing the Quality of Criminal Advocacy".  The link to the consultation is here.  The Circuit Leaders have circulated a joint statement regarding the consultation which can be read here.

Butterfield Scholarship 2016

Posted 18/9/2015

Circuit invites applications for the Butterfield Scholarship for the pupil intake commencing Autumn 2016.  The scholarship funds an additional pupillage for a set of chambers on Circuit, where the pupil will be supervised by practitioner(s) practising predominantly in publically-funded work, and provides an award of up to £12,000 and a place on Circuit's pupil training courses.  The full Scheme and Criteria for the Scholarship can be found here, and an application form can be downloaded here.

Wine Treasurer Elect

Posted 26/6/2015

Circuit is delighted to announce that Kate Lumsdon of 23 Essex Street has been elected as the Wine Treasurer elect.  She will take up her post in October when the term of office of Corinne Searle comes to an end.  Circuit would like to express its huge gratitude to Corinne for all that she has done as Wine Treasurer.