Rebecca Penfold is now an Associate Member, having relocated to the North West where she is a tenant at St John’s Buildings Chambers in Manchester yet retains an associate tenancy here at Drystone Chambers.
Rebecca joined Chambers in 2013 taking tenancy in November 2014, following successful completion of her pupillage. Prior to qualifying as a barrister, Rebecca developed a wealth of experience as a criminal defence paralegal before honing her advocacy skills as a prison law advocate. Rebecca also worked for the Criminal Cases Review Commission (‘CCRC’) investigating miscarriages of justice. She was involved in the landmark decision of the Court of Appeal, Mateta & Others –  1 WLR 1516, which is now the leading case on prosecuting refugees for using false documents to enter the UK. Rebecca is able to undertake instructions in all aspects of crime, prison law, criminal appeals and applications to the CCRC. She is Public Access qualified and a qualified mediator.