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Jennifer Devans-Tamakloe has concluded her term as Junior of the Circuit. The role is one which is vital and which requires a great deal of time devoted to it. Jennifer has performed her duties with diligence and charisma. I thank her for all her efforts and for her friendship.

And now we welcome Marie-Claire Gane to the role. She will serve two terms as the “Preston” Junior. She and I have already discussed plans for next term and we continue to try to make Mess an event that all will feel welcome at. I look forward to working with MCG!

The role of Junior is now selected by an application process which involves a written application, a marking scheme and a final round interview. The next Junior will revert to Liverpool, so all those that may be interested in the role please do speak to one of the recent incumbents to find out more.

Jaime 

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Welcome to the Northern Circuit, a place of proud history, strong traditions, legal excellence and, importantly, overwhelming friendliness!

Stretching as it does from the Border City of Carlisle in Cumbria at its northernmost point, running through beautiful Lakeland to the port of Whitehaven in the West, on through Preston and Burnley in the heart of Lancashire to the great Northern powerhouses of Manchester, now regarded by many as England’s “second city”, and Liverpool, famous world-wide for its breathtaking waterfront over which Queen Elizabeth II Law Courts now keep watch, and most recently joined by the historic city of Chester and its surrounding county – the Northern Circuit remains at the forefront of legal development.

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Save the date - A review of Bullying, Harassment and Inappropriate Behaviour at the Bar

Save the date - A review of Bullying, Harassment and Inappropriate Behaviour at the Bar

Save the date: A review of Bullying, Harassment and Inappropriate Behaviour at the Bar 26th September 2024 at 5pm In-person at Exchange Chambers, Manchester, and live-streamed At the start of next term, the Northern Circuit Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committee will host a special event focussing on the problems of bullying, harassment and inappropriate behaviours at the bar. All members of Circuit are very welcome to attend, but we especially encourage attendance from Heads of Chambers, EDOs and members involved in their chambers’ work on Equality and Diversity. We are delighted to have as our key speakers at the event: - Upper Tribunal Judge Melanie Plimmer, President of the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) - His Honour Judge Nigel Bird Designated Civil Judge for Greater Manchester Further details to follow.

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15th July 2024

New Junior

New Junior

Dear All The new Circuit Junior, Sam Watson of Atlantic Chambers, was sworn in last night at mess in Manchester. Congratulations to Sam. He follows Marie-Claire Gane who has completed her stint as Junior. MCG has been a class act. I cannot thank her enough. I am sure that for her, as it is for me, the visit of the LCJ to mess will stand out as one of the great Circuit occasions. MCG can now bask in the best moment of being Circuit Junior - when it’s all over. Regards Jaime

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5th July 2024

Northern Circuit Pride Event June 2024 Poster

Postponed Event - new date to follow Northern Circuit Pride 06.06.24

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24th April 2024

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RASSO Training

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RASSO Training in person at the MMU with lunch provided Free to Members of Circuit £100 to non Members

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24

2024

Pupil Supervisor Training Second Session for 2024 (Via Zoom)

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Pupil Supervisor Training covering refresher as well as initial training

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