East Anglia:
01245 280 880
London:
020 7520 6000

Latest News

Rosina Cottage QC led the sentencing hearing: GP Manish Shah from Romford is given three life sentences for 90 sex assaults on female patients as young as 17 years old

Rosina Cottage QC led the sentencing hearing: GP Manish Shah from Romford is given three life sentences for 90 sex assaults on female patients as young as 17 years old

Romford based GP Manish Shah has been given three life sentences for 90 sex assaults on female patients at the Old Bailey today. Judge Anne Molyneux described him as a ‘master of deception who abused his position of power’ Over five years, between May 2009 and June 2013, Dr. Shah …
Read More
Congratulations to HH Peter Rook QC who joins the Parole Board as the new judicial Vice Chair

Congratulations to HH Peter Rook QC who joins the Parole Board as the new judicial Vice Chair

Former Head of Chambers and RLC Consultant HH Peter Rook QC has joined the Parole Board as its new judicial Vice Chair.  Called to the Bar in 1973 Peter was appointed a Queens Counsel in 1991. In June 2005 he was appointed a Senior Circuit Judge to sit at the …
Read More
Sailesh Mehta talks to 'Get Legally Speaking' podcast about UK Environment Law

Sailesh Mehta talks to ‘Get Legally Speaking’ podcast about UK Environment Law

When something like Grenfell Tower happens how does it relate to environment law? Could we be breaching environmental laws in our everyday lives? What are the most common penalties for breaching the environmental law for individuals and for businesses? Current news is dominated examining the relationship between humans and the …
Read More
Allison Clare acted today in respect of a  Deferred Prosecution Agreement with Airbus SE

Allison Clare acted today in respect of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement with Airbus SE

Airbus have agreed to a UK financial penalty of just under 1 billion euros in respect of allegations of failure to prevent bribery across 5 jurisdictions worldwide. The DPA was approved today by The President of the Queen’s Bench Division. The UK settlement is greater than the combined sum of …
Read More
Simon Spence QC secures the convictions of four defendants for a drugs related killing after a 6 week trial at Basildon Crown Court.

Simon Spence QC secures the convictions of four defendants for a drugs related killing after a 6 week trial at Basildon Crown Court.

Ian Slater and Alex Stephens were convicted of the murder of Courtney Valentine-Brown, receiving minimum terms of 26 years each, whilst Kelly King and Stuart Pearson were convicted of manslaughter, receiving sentences of 9 years’ imprisonment each. The victim was dealing drugs from Kelly King’s flat and she wanted him …
Read More
Questionable justification for the killing of General Soleimani?

Questionable justification for the killing of General Soleimani?

Was the U.S. acting lawfully under the international laws governing the use of armed force? Sailesh Mehta and Pupil Barrister Helena Spector analyse the killing of the Iranian major general in this week’s Law Gazette Practice Points. On 3 January 2020, Iranian major general Qassem Soleimani was killed in a …
Read More
Congratulations to Riel Karmy-Jones QC who has been listed in this year’s Lawyer Hot 100 roll of honour - a celebration of the most distinguished and trailblazing lawyers of the moment.

Congratulations to Riel Karmy-Jones QC who has been listed in this year’s Lawyer Hot 100 roll of honour – a celebration of the most distinguished and trailblazing lawyers of the moment.

She joins a 2020 honour list which includes well-known names in the profession, experienced figures who have recently come to prominence as well as rising stars of the future. One of her notable cases from 2017 to 2019 saw her instructed as Lead Counsel to the Independent Inquiry into Child …
Read More
How whistleblowing on tax avoidance scandals is changing financial crime provisions, David Walbank QC explains to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales Magazine the possibilities of future scandals

How whistleblowing on tax avoidance scandals is changing financial crime provisions, David Walbank QC explains to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales Magazine the possibilities of future scandals

Following the Panama and Paradise Papers leaks, David Walbank QC explains to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales Magazine the possibilities of future scandals and the vagaries of the new financial crime provisions. After a slew of major tax avoidance scandals in
recent years, including the HSBC scandal, …
Read More
Michael Goodwin QC represents company director acquitted of money laundering.

Michael Goodwin QC represents company director acquitted of money laundering.

Following a four year investigation by the Met’s complex fraud team into the contractors responsible for fire alarms at Grenfell Tower, 10 individuals were prosecuted with bribery, theft and money laundering. On 13.1.20 Michael Goodwin QC’s client, a company director, was acquitted of money laundering at Southwark Crown Court. The …
Read More
Michael Goodwin QC has been instructed by the Serious Fraud Office in the prosecution of two individuals charged with fraud and false accounting in relation to its investigation into Serco’s electronic monitoring contract with the Ministry of Justice.

Michael Goodwin QC has been instructed by the Serious Fraud Office in the prosecution of two individuals charged with fraud and false accounting in relation to its investigation into Serco’s electronic monitoring contract with the Ministry of Justice.

This follows the SFO’s completion of a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with Serco Group subsidiary Serco Geografix Ltd, which was approved by Mr Justice William Davis on 4th July 2019. [PRESS REPORTS [SFO][Acountancy Daily][Telegraph][BBC]] Michael Goodwin QC specialises in white collar crime and business crime cases …
Read More
RLC member Sailesh Mehta talks to Eastern Eye newspaper about BAME prisoner 'bias' and unfair treatment with David Lammy MP

RLC member Sailesh Mehta talks to Eastern Eye newspaper about BAME prisoner ‘bias’ and unfair treatment with David Lammy MP

and Nazir Afzal OBE calling for radical overhaul to stop disproportionate number of BAME offenders in the criminal justice system. Read full article [here]:
Read More
Ed Vickers QC secures acquittal in Nottingham murder case.

Ed Vickers QC secures acquittal in Nottingham murder case.

Ed Vickers QC, instructed by Matt Hayes of Bhatia Best, secured the acquittal of Shane Seymour after a murder trial at Nottingham Crown Court. Mr Seymour accepted killing his nephew by stabbing him a number of times in the chest with a kitchen knife, but denied murder, the defence being …
Read More
Loading...

London

020 7520 6000

18 Red Lion Court,
London
EC4A 3EB
DX: 478 London / Chancery Lane

East Anglia

01245 280 880

Thornwood House
102 New London Rd
Chelmsford
CM2 0RG
DX: 139165 Chelmsford 11