Jack Duffy

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Pupil Barrister

Jack began his Pupillage at Queen Square Chambers in October 2018 following a Law Degree and Masters in International Law at Bristol University. He completed the Bar Professional Training Course at UWE, achieving a grade of Very Competent.

During his First Six he was supervised by Charles Row, James Tucker and Mark Williams gaining first-hand experience of the challenges involved in representing in clients in Criminal, Employment and Family proceedings.

Employment, Civil & PI

Jack has observed Employment Tribunal claims involving unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, disability discrimination, sexual discrimination and whistleblowing dismissals in the Employment Tribunal. He was also present in different conferences dealing with these issues, as well as in case reviews with solicitors. Jack has had further experience in Stage 3 hearings, Road Traffic Accidents, Small Claims and Credit Hire cases.

Since being on his feet he has represented clients at Infant Approval, MOJ Stage 3 Assessment hearings and Small Claim Track Trials in relation to Credit Hire.

Family

Under the supervision of Mark Williams Jack has observed care proceedings and applications for Child Arrangement Orders which often involved sensitive discussions with mothers, fathers, guardians and local authorities. He has experienced many cases involving domestic violence and has accompanied members of the team at ex-parte non-molestation application and return date Injunctions.

Jack has also shadowed members of the team in Matrimonial Finance matters, attending conferences and observing the delicate negotiations required to achieve a resolution.

Crime

During his First Six, through the supervision of Charles Row and James Tucker, Jack observed criminal trials in many areas including sexual offences, assaults, drug offences and fraud. This included legal arguments in relation to s.45 Modern Slavery Act in respect of trafficked individuals and two Appeals in the Royal Courts of Justice. Jack has also observed Pre Trial Preparation Hearings, mentions, sentencing and was present during conferences with clients. Jack received the benefit of a CPS secondment where he experienced prosecuting in the Magistrates and Crown Court with some training in witness handling.

Jack has since been instructed to prosecute on behalf of the CPS in the magistrates court as well as defend in the Crown Court.

Qualifications

2017 – 2018: Bar Professional Training Course (UWE) – Very Competent.

2016 – 2018: LLM International Law (Bristol) – Merit.

2013 – 2016: Bachelor of Law (Bristol) – First Class Honours Degree.

 Interests

Beyond law, Jack is a keen rugby supporter who often finds himself conflicted, especially during the Six Nations, as a consequence of his English, Welsh and Irish heritage. He also enjoys running and cycling and regularly plays squash. Jack is also a film enthusiast.

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