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Lord Chief Justice visits Devon

Lord Chief Justice talks to peopleLast week the Lord Chief Justice visited Devon where he spoke to students at the Stoke Damerel Community College in Plymouth.

He was accompanied by local judges, District Judge Penny Taylor and Tribunal Judge Julie O’Hara.

The Lord Chief Justice spoke about the importance of the rule of law, the independence of the judiciary and legal careers.

Lord Chief Justice takes questionsThen all the judges took questions from Year 10 and 11 students on a range of subjects and the Lord Chief Justice stayed behind to offer advice to two students who were planning to pursue a career in law.

BBC Radio Devon also attended the event, where they interviewed the Lord Chief Justice and students for their breakfast show (external link, opens in new tab), which was broadcast the following morning. A fuller description of the visit to the College is on their website (external link, opens in new tab).

While in Devon, the Lord Chief Justice also heard a criminal appeal in Exeter, only the second time the Court of Appeal has sat there since 2013.

Lord Chief Justice with some of the people he met

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