Joanna Hardy concludes sexual assault by penetration trial with acquittal

4. Jan 2018

Joanna Hardy has concluded the trial of a male accused of performing oral sex on a female without her consent. The trial involved issues of capacity, alcohol and consent. Following a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court the defendant was unanimously acquitted of assault by penetration …

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Red Lion Chambers is delighted to announce that this year, six members of Chambers have been appointed Queen’s Counsel

21. Dec 2017

Message from Max Hill QC. It is with great pleasure and pride that we celebrate the appointment of six new Queen’s Counsel. Congratulations to David Walbank, Shane Collery, Jenni Dempster, Tom Forster, Barnaby Jameson and Adam Wiseman. We believe this is a record for any …

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Led Junior Stephen Rose secures the acquittal of Tory MP aide in rape case involving late disclosure of evidence

21. Dec 2017

The client was charged with assault by penetration, 2 counts of rape and sexual assault towards a parliamentary assistant. The sex took place in the MP’s office on the Parliamentary Estate. The defence was consent. The prosecution made late disclosure which significantly assisted the client’s …

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Gillian Jones QC secures acquittal for Nottingham Prison Officer facing misconduct charges following a death in custody

19. Dec 2017

Gillian Jones QC, leading Michael Lavery instructed by Greg Powell of Powell Spencer & Partner Solicitors secure the acquittal of the first defendant, a senior Prison Officer charged, along with two other prison officers, with Misconduct in Public Office, following the tragic death in custody …

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Nina Tavakoli advises the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of the Rohingya crisis

8. Dec 2017

Nina Tavakoli was deployed to Bangladesh in her role as one of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s independent experts in sexual violence in conflict (PSVI). She conducted a needs assessment of the humanitarian response to sexual violence suffered by the Rohingya and assessed the current …

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Joanna Hardy successfully defends in firearm and ammunition trial

7. Dec 2017

Joanna Hardy has concluded the trial of a young man accused of possessing a firearm and ammunition.  Joanna successfully applied to dismiss the ammunition count at the outset of the trial. The evidence in relation to the firearm was the presence of the defendant’s DNA …

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Jeremy Benson QC secures the acquittal of second defendant in the M25 Cobham Services Murder case

30. Nov 2017

The defendants denied murder, saying that they had confronted the victim to clear the air, and further claimed that their actions that had led to the death of the victim was in self-defence.  CCTV was used during the trial. The jury returned a Not Guilty …

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Simon Spence QC secures acquittal for defendant accused of murder and attempted murder on a different victim

28. Nov 2017

Simon’s client was charged with murder, possession of a firearm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon. A jury at Chelmsford Crown Court cleared the defendant of all charges. Read the press report here.

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Red Lion Chambers Sponsors the Citizenship Foundation South of England Mock Trial Heat – 2018

28. Nov 2017

On 11 November 2017 a number of barristers from Red Lion Chambers took part in and ran the South of England Regional Heat of the Bar Mock Trial competition run by the Citizenship Foundation. Red Lion Chambers sponsored this heat, which was one of 18 …

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Red Lion Chambers shortlisted in Legal 500 UK Awards 2018

24. Nov 2017

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018 for Crime Set of the Year.  Max Hill QC has been shortlisted for Silk of the Year and Jenni Dempster, Junior of the Year. Please click here to …

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