Verity Quaite

Year of Call: 2017


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Education

Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent)
Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction)
MA Music, Culture and Politics
BA Music (First Class Honours)

Shelford Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Hardwick Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn


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Northern Circuit
National committee of Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL)


Verity accepts instructions in all areas of crime, both defending and prosecuting. Verity is a Level 1 Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service, and has represented defendants in the Youth, Magistrates’ and Crown Courts, as well as appearing for prisoners in Parole Board Hearings. Verity has also represented HMRC and the Home Office in forfeiture and condemnation proceedings.

Before starting pupillage under Andy Evans, Verity worked in the Dispute Resolution department of Slaughter and May and as a paralegal at Fulcrum Chambers, which inspired a particular interest in financial crime. Verity has experience of serious fraud, bribery and corruption cases and has drafted advice for multi-national corporations on due diligence and disclosure.

Verity is on the national committee of Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL) and currently acts as Treasurer and organiser of YLAL North meetings in Manchester.

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AC (Parole Board): represented a prisoner serving an IPP sentence and made a successful application for release

R v K: represented a third strike Class A drug dealer at PTPH and sentence and obtained favourable sentence for defendant

B v DPP: successfully appealled against the sentence of an elderly individual with extensive offending record
R v N: legal argument resulted in withdrawal of breach proceedings by National Probation Service

R v D: successful exceptional hardship argument made for a teacher who would have otherwise lost their driving licence

R v Youth: successfully defended youth charged with harassment and public order offences

R v Youth: successfully defended in multi-handed youth trial. Defendant was acquitted of joint enterprise arson

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