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Jamie Sharma led by John McGuinness QC succeeds in the Court of Appeal, as it upholds the fraud and money-laundering convictions of the ex-CEO of the FTSE250 oil and gas corporation, Afren PLC.

Jamie Sharma led by John McGuinness QC succeeds in the Court of Appeal, as it upholds the fraud and money-laundering convictions of the ex-CEO of the FTSE250 oil and gas corporation, Afren PLC.

The Court of Appeal described the conduct as “extremely sophisticated … reprehensibly corrupt and dishonest”. It also upheld a sentence of six years’ imprisonment. Osman Shahenshah was found to have abused his position by arranging the receipt and distribution of side payments during the negotiation of oil contracts worth $300m …
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Laura Kenyon and Dan Taylor secure convictions in multi-handed 'Millenium Burglary' case

Laura Kenyon and Dan Taylor secure convictions in multi-handed ‘Millenium Burglary’ case

Laura Kenyon, leading Dan Taylor, secured the conviction of seven defendants charged with conspiracy to burgle and conspiracy to steal, following a three-week trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court. The case involved over 40 separate dwelling burglaries across East London, committed over the course of nine-months, during the course of which …
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Andrew Thompson instructed by  Breydons Solicitors Norwich.  Clears man of Attempted Murder of his Wife in Knife Attack

Andrew Thompson instructed by Breydons Solicitors Norwich. Clears man of Attempted Murder of his Wife in Knife Attack

Brine had gone on trial at Norwich Crown Court after having denied attempted murder of his estranged wife on November 8, last year. A jury of eight women and four men took more than six hours to find Brine not guilty of attempted murder on Monday (October 14). [PRESS REPORT …
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Sam Roake is invited to speak at Amsterdam Anti-Corruption Conference.

Sam Roake is invited to speak at Amsterdam Anti-Corruption Conference.

The 5th edition of the White Collar Academy Anti-Corruption conference in Amsterdam on 29 Nov 2019 They  have also invited international speakers to cover, the SFO practice under new leadership, developments from the side of the defence and the predicaments of out-of-court settlements. Other UK speakers are John Gibson of …
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Riel Karmy-Jones QC, Instructed by Capsticks and leading Rupert Allen of Fountain Court Chambers, successfully prosecutes Ryan Beckwith, a former partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in ground breaking case of sexual misconduct.

Riel Karmy-Jones QC, Instructed by Capsticks and leading Rupert Allen of Fountain Court Chambers, successfully prosecutes Ryan Beckwith, a former partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in ground breaking case of sexual misconduct.

The incident occurred following an after-work drinks evening in July 2016, after which Beckwith accompanied a highly intoxicated junior associate back to her flat and there engaged in sexual activity with her. The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal found his actions unprofessional, and inappropriate, and he should have known the junior’s judgement …
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RLC achieves another strong year in the latest edition of the Chambers UK Bar Guide

RLC achieves another strong year in the latest edition of the Chambers UK Bar Guide

We are delighted at achieving another great year of rankings and feedback in the Chambers UK Bar Guide 2020, who describe us as “a set of skilled advocates known for their expertise in handling the full range of criminal matters as both prosecutors and defenders.” Red Lion Chambers gained 41 …
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Congratulations to Former Head of Chambers Max Hill QC and Barrister Joanna Hardy who have both been selected by the Evening Standard's 2019 Progress 1000 list, a collection of the most influential Londoners in the Law and Order category.

Congratulations to Former Head of Chambers Max Hill QC and Barrister Joanna Hardy who have both been selected by the Evening Standard’s 2019 Progress 1000 list, a collection of the most influential Londoners in the Law and Order category.

Max Hill QC is currently serving as the current Director of Public Prosecutions and Joanna Hardy was one of a small number of barristers to be selected for the distinguished list.
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RLC maintains Top Tier rankings in this year's Legal 500

RLC maintains Top Tier rankings in this year’s Legal 500

Red Lion Chambers are pleased to have maintained top tier rankings in this year’s Legal 500, where we are recommended across 11 practice areas. These include: Business and Regulatory Crime including Global Investigations, Crime, Financial Services Regulation; Fraud: Civil; Fraud: Crime; Health and Safety; International Crime and Extradition, POCA and …
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We are delighted to have been shortlisted for 'Chambers of the Year' by British Legal Awards 2019 with joint-Head of Chambers Gillian Jones QC nominated as a finalist for the prestigious Women in Law Award.

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for ‘Chambers of the Year’ by British Legal Awards 2019 with joint-Head of Chambers Gillian Jones QC nominated as a finalist for the prestigious Women in Law Award.

British Legal Awards are the leading awards for the achievement, excellence and innovation in the legal profession. Hosted by Legal Week in association with The City of London Law Society, the awards ceremony will be attended by over 800 lawyers with Winners announced on the 21st November at the Ballroom, …
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Sailesh Mehta secures conviction of Biffa - one of UK's largest waste exporters

Sailesh Mehta secures conviction of Biffa – one of UK’s largest waste exporters

Sailesh Mehta has secured a conviction of one of the UK’s largest waste exporters -Biffa Waste Services Limited. The company was fined £350k and ordered to pay costs of £240k. The company breached export prohibitions, having unlawfully shipped household waste (containing used nappies, food, plastics, broken electronic items) masquerading as …
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On Saturday 28th September, 2019 Barrister Sailesh Mehta was honoured for his contribution in promoting diversity and inclusion for Asian Lawyers at the Bar.

On Saturday 28th September, 2019 Barrister Sailesh Mehta was honoured for his contribution in promoting diversity and inclusion for Asian Lawyers at the Bar.

He was the Chairman of the Society of Asian Lawyers (SAL) and one of its founding members. The Society is one of the largest BAME societies for legal professionals with over 2000 members. RLC spoke to Sailesh Mehta about SAL and how the legal sector needs to continue to promote …
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Congratulations to RLC Member Zoe Chapman who has been selected by The Bar Council #IAmTheBar campaign as a Social Mobility Advocate for 2019.

Congratulations to RLC Member Zoe Chapman who has been selected by The Bar Council #IAmTheBar campaign as a Social Mobility Advocate for 2019.

Prior to coming to chambers, Zoë worked for the law reform and human rights charity, JUSTICE having initially joined as an intern funded by a Kalisher Trust scholarship. In particular she was rapporteur of its Mental Health and Fair Trial working party report, chaired by Sir David Latham.
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