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George Skinner

Year of Call 

2021

Education

2.1, Law LLB, University of Reading 2016-2019

Distinction, International Law LLM, University of Reading 2019-2020

Very Competent, Bar Practice Course, University of Law Bloomsbury 2020-2021

Achievements

Inner Temple Exhibition Scholarship 2020-2021

Areas of Work

I have been instructed in a variety of hearing types. Such as those listed below. 

R v B

Defendant charged with careless driving, failure to stop and failure to report an incident. 

Defended at trial and acquitted of all charges. 

R v E

Prosecuted a trial of a defendant charged with using a mobile phone whilst driving. Involved calling the police officer involved to give evidence. 

Secured a conviction. 

R v G

Mitigated at a sentencing hearing on behalf of a defendant who was struggling with a drugs addiction and was convicted of three theft charges, along with a going equipped for theft. 

Persuaded the court to suspend the custodial sentence and attached Rehabilitation Activity Requirement days to the Order. 

NPS v S

Represented the probation service at Inner London Crown Court after a breach by a defendant, who had failed to attend appointments as required by his suspended sentence order. 

R v T

Prosecuted a case of failing to comply with a community protection notice. The defendant did not attend court and therefore I successfully applied for the case to continue in his absence. 

The defendant was convicted. 

 

Previous Employment

Previously also worked for the CPS, prior to going to university, and for a defence solicitors firm after completing my Bar Course. This gave me great insight and a variety of skills used in my role today. 

 

Mr George Skinner is regulated by the Bar Standards Board, holds a current practising certificate and his details can be found on the BSB’s Barrister Register https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/regulatory-requirements/the-barristers'-register/

Mr George Skinner is coverd by insurance for all legal services supplied through professional indemnity insurance with the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund (BMIF) The coverage is worldwide subject to their terms which are available on their website https://www.barmutual.co.uk/

Mr George Skinner is registered with the Information Commissioners office under the Data Protection Act https://ico.org.uk/

If you are not satisfied with the service that Mr Samuel March provides you can make a complaint to Chambers. Information on Chambers Complaints Procedure is available on Chambers website www.9kbw.com/about-us/complaints-procedure

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from Chambers you may complain to the Legal Ombudsman (This must be done within the time limits set out) The contact details can be found on the Legal Ombudsman’s website  http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/    

 

News

George Skinner is awarded the Neville Laski from the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.
This award is made by Inner Temple as part of the Inn’s Pupillage Awards. The award takes its name from former Judge, Kings Counsel and a Bencher of Inner Temple, Neville Laski. Congratulations from all at 9 KBW

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Callum Morgan successful in application to join the CPS Advocate Panel
Warmest congratulations to Callum Morgan who was successful in his application to join the General Crown Prosecution Service Advocate Panel at level 1

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Stephen Wells and Samuel March successful in first ever private prosecution for Advocates for Animals.
In its first ever private prosecution, taken to trial, Advocates for Animals instructed Stephen Wells (Leading Junior) and Samuel March to represent a client against a company director of a rehoming service company

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Further success for 9 KBW in applications to join the Crown Prosecution Service Advocate Panel
Chambers are delighted to announce that Clara Sibanda, Charles Austin-Groome and Sapna Devi have all been successful in their applications to join the Advocate Panel at Level 1. Warm congratulations to all.

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Daniel Cohen successful in Court of Appeal case
Daniel Cohen successfully appealed to the Court of Appeal against his client's sentence for assault by penetration. The sentence was found to be manifestly excessive and accordingly, was reduced by 18 months.

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