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Careers of celebrated barristers marked; IN BRIEF.

THE long and illustrious careers of barristers Anthony O'Toole and Meirion Lewis-Jones were celebrated at a party given by Linenhall Chambers in Stanley Place, Chester.

Anthony O'Toole qualified as a solicitor in 1975 after studying at Christleton College of Law.

Mr O'Toole opened the Wrexham office for Walker Smith Way Solicitors before transferring to the Bar in 1992.

In 2011 Anthony became head of Linenhall Chambers, after the amalgamation of three sets of Chambers.

Mr O'Toole represented the family of Anglesey MI6 spy Gareth Williams.

Now a grandfather, Anthony is looking forward to his retirement at his home in Wrexham with his wife Carole who is a member of The Welsh Liberal Democrats, and his baby grandson.

Meirion Lewis-Jones, a native of the Llyn Peninsula is the other barrister retiring.

He studied Law at Kings College London and Grays Inn and qualified in 1971 and came to Chester where he joined Sedan House Chambers also on Stanley Place.

He has spent 44 years in Stanley Place apart from a gap of four years from 1983-1987 which was spent as Attorney General for Guernsey's Chambers.

He has also sat as a deputy Judge. After this long and illustrious career as a criminal lawyer, Meirion and his wife Norma are looking forward to enjoying their retirement in Montpellier, France.

The other person being celebrated was Ms Bethan Japheth who is moving with her husband to mid Wales.

All will missed in Chambers said Hannah Meredith-Jones, Chambers administrator.

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Date:Apr 22, 2015
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