Susan Campbell QC welcomed back as a full member of chambers.

Members of Chambers are delighted to welcome Susan Campbell QC back to chambers as a full member. Susan who lives in the Devon, was joint Head of Southernhay Chambers before taking silk and has been an associate member over the past 10 years.

Susan’s practice takes her to courts throughout England and Wales but she finds herself practising often in the West Country where she lives and has a large client base.

Susan has expertise in cases involving serous injury and death to children, factitious illness, and she has a a particular experience in cases involving learned disabled parents. A large part of her practice concerns fact finding hearings relating to emotional harm, sexual abuse and neglect. She also deals with private law cases, cases involving cross-jurisdictional issues and abduction, and matters in the Court of Protection.

Susan has a longstanding link with Pump Court Chambers in London where she continues to have a door tenancy.

James Bax Appointed as Full Time Salaried Employment Judge

Chambers are delighted to congratulate James Bax on his Appointment of a Salaried Employment Judge of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales)

The Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable David Gauke MP, has appointed James Alexander Bax to be a Salaried Employment Judge of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales). James Alexander Bax will be assigned to the to the South West Region in the principal hearing centre Bristol with effect from 8th July 2019.

James who was called to the Bar (L) in 1999 was the pupil of HHJ Michael Berkley and will be known as Employment Judge Bax. He was also appointed as a Fee-paid Deputy District Judge in 2019. James will be greatly missed in Chambers, and by his many clients, but we wish him all the very best for his future judicial career.

We are Recruiting!!

With our recent celebrations of Part-Time Judicial appointments we are recruiting!!

We offer a progressive attitude, friendly and efficient clerking team. We promote a positive work life balance in the beautiful South West and promote wellbeing which is recognised by being awarded a Wellbeing Certificate of Recognition by the Bar Council.

Chambers is particularly keen to hear from applicants with links to the West Country and a proven track records in our key areas. Recognised as a Leading Set in the Legal 500 with 45 members, we are open to applications for full or associate membership from those who already have a base in the South West, who are looking to relocate or are wishing to add a South West element to an existing practice.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence and should be sent by email to James Basden, Senior Clerk james@magdalenchambers.co.uk

Exeter alumni Andrew Worthley chairs Devon Chambers moot final in the UK Supreme Court

“This week Exeter University was proud to host the Devon Chambers moot final in the UK Supreme Court. The four participating students Emma Swindell, Lauren Holmes, Graeme Whitcher and Ella Worsley tackled a complex and interesting moot case created by Lecturer in Law Phillipa Collins regarding discrimination in the provision of services. The judging panel consisted of Charlotte MacKenzie of Staple Inn Chambers, Tom Lowenthal from the University of Oxford, Professor Ronan McCrea from UCL, and was chaired by Exeter alumni Andrew Worthley of Magdalen Chambers. The advocates did justice to the impressive surroundings of Court 1 and all delivered accomplished and professional submissions, dealing with various difficult interventions from the judging panel. Second-year LLB undergraduate Ella Worsley emerged a worthy winner, demonstrating particularly impressive legal research, professionally structured submissions along with a persuasive, calm and fluent delivery. Magdalen Chambers is always proud to support the University of Exeter’s Law School and the next generation of up-and-coming barristers.”