Announcements

Jason Dunn-Shaw

The funeral of Jason Dunn-Shaw will take place at 1pm on Friday 16th April at Thanet Crematorium.  Due to limited availability of seats attendance in person is by invitation only.

The webcast of the service will be available to watch via the link, login & password:

https://www.wesleymedia.co.uk/webcast-view
Login / Order ID: 88774
Password: ngbtjcrc

Event ID: 926634 - Webcast Viewing Instructions

No flowers please, donations in memory of Jason to SPANA gratefully received.

 

Matthew Jewell QC - 08.04.21

The members and staff of Drystone chambers regret to announce that Matthew Jewell QC, our colleague and friend, died suddenly on Saturday 3rd April: he was just 54 years old. Matthew had been a member of One Paper Buildings/Drystone since pupillage and was a much loved and respected member of the Bar. As a Junior he worked primarily on the Western Circuit but was happy to travel, appearing regularly on the South Eastern Circuit after taking Silk. We are shocked and deeply saddened by his death: our thoughts are with his family.

 

Guidance on Mask Wearing at Court has changed - updated 15.01.21

From now on, judges and magistrates should strongly encourage the wearing of masks/face coverings by everyone in the courtroom except for the judge/ presiding magistrate, the advocate who is speaking and the witness giving evidence. Jurors should be strongly encouraged to wear masks/face coverings in their retiring room.

Senior Presiding Judge & Deputy Senior Presiding Judge

 

Register for a Common Platform Account - March 2021

Common Platform is a new, criminal case management system for use by HMCTS staff, the judiciary, and professional court users - including defence professionals and the Crown Prosecution Service. You may already be aware that it is now rolling out to a series of ‘early adopter’ courts in the South East and you will need to register. 

Further details here