Valuable Criminal Law internship experience gained in London law firm
In February, after Criminal Law at Adelaide Uni, I had the opportunity to intern with David Josse QC, a specialist extradition and criminal law barrister, at his chambers 5 St Andrew’s Hill in London.
This was an invaluable experience and provided me with insight into criminal law as well as practical exposure to the UK court system. Cases ranged from identify theft and extradition, to joint enterprise murder and international drug-trafficking. I attended International Court proceedings, joined counsel for client meetings, participated in case preparation, discussed case strategy and disclosure of evidence, and reviewed judgments for grounds of appeal. I am very grateful that both Dr David Plater and David Josse QC were able to facilitate this internship for me, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic now limiting international experiences in the short term.
by Eilis Noone