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Dere Street Barristers

Chambers of John Elvidge QC

33 BROAD CHARE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0844 3351 551
Fax:
Fax 0191 261 0043
Email:
Web:
www.derestreet.co.uk
Newcastle upon Tyne, York
Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC), Stephen Thornton, Newcastle upon Tyne, ENGLAND

Stephen Thornton

Tel:
Work 0844 335 1551
Email:
Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC)

Position

Stephen was pupil to the late Robert Terry in 2003. He has an excellent grounding in criminal, family and civil litigation. As junior counsel in crime, Stephen regulary defends and prosecutes in equal measure in the Crown Court. He is regularly instructed in a broad range of cases; including affray, arson, fraud, firearms offences, GBH/intent and perverting the course of justice. He also has experience of Magistrates’ Courts, Court Martial’s and Parole Board adjudications. Stephen is a grade 3 CPS Panel approved advocate. In family proceedings Stephen’s strengths lay in his deft understanding of clients needs and his experience provides a particular advantage in dealing with clients from a wide spectrum. Stephen has represented Local Authorities as well as respondents and guardians. Stephen has had particular experience with respondents who lack the mental capacity to litigate and working closely with the official solicitor.

Career

Trained Inner Temple; called 2003; Grade 3 Prosecutor.

Education

University of Glasgow (2001 MA joint honours English Lit/German, 2(1)); Leeds Metropolitan University (2002 PGDL, Commendation); Manchester Metropolitan University (2003 BVC, Very Competent).

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