Verity Quaite

Year of Call: 2017


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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


Verity accepts instructions in all areas of crime, both prosecuting and defending.

Verity regularly represents HMRC and the Home Office in forfeiture and condemnation proceedings and is a Level 1 CPS Panel Advocate. She has represented defendants in the Youth, Magistrates’ and Crown Courts, as well as appearing for prisoners in Parole Board Hearings and working in-house on secondment to the investigations department of a multi-national company.

Verity’s particular interest in financial crime began while Verity was a paralegal at Fulcrum Chambers and Slaughter and May and has developed in practice. She has experience of disclosure and due diligence exercises, has drafted advice for multi-national corporations on defences under the Bribery Act and has conducted internal investigations into allegations of bribery and corruption.

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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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