Our pupils are on their feet!

Colleton Chambers are pleased to announce that our pupils, Herc Ashworth and Anita Noerr, are starting their second six month pupillage on the 11th April 2016.  From a practical perspective it means Anita and Herc are now allowed to appear in court providing representation in court at the most junior level as well as providing advice or opinions on the law for instructing solicitors.

Anita Noerr studied for a Law and German degree at Cardiff University. Prior to completing the Bar Professional Training Course in Bristol, Anita worked in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs in London. She also worked as a Legal Assistant for Kelcey & Hall Solicitors, where she undertook work on family and criminal cases, including spending 6 months working on a multi-handed VAT construction industry fraud trial. Additionally, she is a qualified Civil and Commercial Mediator and has a foundation degree in ‘Understanding Autistic Spectrum Disorder’. Anita is looking forward to expanding her legal practice and has spent the majority of her pupillage to date within the Crime, Family and Court of Protection teams.

Herc Ashworth studied law and for a Masters degree at Exeter. Since completing the Bar Vocational Course, he has worked on a long-running professional negligence dispute concerning a new-build hospital in London’s Technology and Construction Court. He has extensive experience in representing clients in County Court hearings in the areas of property, landlord and tenant, contract, consumer credit, road traffic, insolvency and lender services. He has undergone civil and commercial mediation training and is looking to expand his legal practice with the Crime and Family teams, with whom he has spent the majority of his pupillage to date.

Anita and Herc have each spent a week marshalling Mr Justice Baker in the Family Division of the High Court. They have recently spent several weeks on a noting brief in a care homes prosecution at Bristol Crown Court, for which our Head of Chambers has received the following glowing remarks from Counsel involved in the trial:

“In 30 years at the Bar I have never seen such accurate and comprehensive notes. They are really very helpful.”