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Joanna Hardy successful in Court of Appeal

Joanna Hardy successful in Court of Appeal

Joanna Hardy has successfully argued that an extended sentence imposed on a teenage appellant for an offence of section 18, causing GBH with intent, was manifestly excessive. The appellant had originally received an extended sentence of 8 years. This comprised a 6 year custodial term and a 2 year licence period.  The appellant …
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Sailesh Mehta successfully prosecuted a case on behalf of the Environment Agency against Thames Water Utilities Limited

Sailesh Mehta successfully prosecuted a case on behalf of the Environment Agency against Thames Water Utilities Limited

the largest UK water company, with a turnover of £2 billion.  The Aylesbury Crown Court found a high level of negligence and sentenced the company to a fine and costs figure exceeding £700k.  Thames Water had polluted a stream in Maidenhead which flowed into the River Thames, putting between 10 …
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Chris Paxton QC and Jane Oldfield secure convictions for murder and reckless arson at Chelmsford Crown Court

Chris Paxton QC and Jane Oldfield secure convictions for murder and reckless arson at Chelmsford Crown Court

Chris Paxton QC and Jane Oldfield secure convictions for murder and reckless arson at Chelmsford Crown Court against two defendants who battered a man to death in the early hours of last Boxing Day and then set fire to his flat to destroy the evidence: [PRESS REPORTS [BBC]]
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We regret to announce that, due to his legislative commitments, Professor David Ormerod QC is now unavailable on the evening of Tuesday 16th July 2019 and his lecture will now be given in the New Year.

We regret to announce that, due to his legislative commitments, Professor David Ormerod QC is now unavailable on the evening of Tuesday 16th July 2019 and his lecture will now be given in the New Year.

For those of you who cannot bear the idea of going on your hols without a final injection of cutting-edge legal know-how (or, perhaps more plausibly, one last chance to sample the delights of the post-lecture drinks party on the Bush House roof terrace overlooking the Thames and the Embankment), …
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Tom Forster QC instructed by Jonathan Mcilveen of Cobleys Solicitors in Liverpool has secured an acquittal for their client in relation to a Murder charge.

Tom Forster QC instructed by Jonathan Mcilveen of Cobleys Solicitors in Liverpool has secured an acquittal for their client in relation to a Murder charge.

The defendant was one of a number who was alleged to have carried out a gangland execution. The trial lasted just over 8 weeks at Manchester Crown Court.
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Michael Goodwin QC was instructed by the Serious Fraud Office in relation to the fifth Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) that was approved on 4th July 2019 at Southwark Crown Court by Mr Justice William Davis.

Michael Goodwin QC was instructed by the Serious Fraud Office in relation to the fifth Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) that was approved on 4th July 2019 at Southwark Crown Court by Mr Justice William Davis.

The DPA was entered into by Serco Geografix Ltd (SGL), a subsidiary of Serco Group plc. In entering the DPA, SGL has taken responsibility for three offences of fraud and two of false accounting arising from a scheme to dishonestly mislead the Ministry of Justice as to the true extent …
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Sailesh Mehta secures conviction of "billion pound" company

Sailesh Mehta secures conviction of “billion pound” company

Sailesh Mehta secured the conviction of one of the largest waste companies in the UK. Biffa Waste Services Limited had appealed and lost on a point of law in the Court of Appeal a few months before the trial June 2019 trial in Wood Green Crown Court. The Jury found …
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HH Peter Rook QC and Riel Karmy-Jones QC are delighted to have been invited to speak together with Caroline Haughey QC (of Furnival Chambers)

HH Peter Rook QC and Riel Karmy-Jones QC are delighted to have been invited to speak together with Caroline Haughey QC (of Furnival Chambers)

at the Cambridge Centre for Applied Research in Human Trafficking (CCARHT)’s annual Summer Symposium in Cambridge University – this  week, July 1st – July 5th. The Symposium this year is looking at the Several Rs of Human Trafficking, exploring key themes and challenges arising around Rights, Responsibilities, Risks, Rewards, Recovery, …
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Chambers are delighted to have been Highly Commended at the Lawyer Magazine Awards for 2019 Specialist Chambers of the Year.

Chambers are delighted to have been Highly Commended at the Lawyer Magazine Awards for 2019 Specialist Chambers of the Year.

Thanks goes to our Clerks Team headed up by Mark Bennett and Nick Parkinson and all our distinguished members, teams, solicitors and followers for their hard work and support. Mark Bennett Nick Parkinson
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Kate Bex QC and Lauren Sales secure acquittal of young girl charged with murder.

Kate Bex QC and Lauren Sales secure acquittal of young girl charged with murder.

The incident was caught on cctv and her legal team successfully argued that the client was not part of a joint enterprise to kill or cause serious injury. Miss Bex QC and Miss Sales were instructed by Alan Walker of Walker Law Ltd
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Noel Casey prosecutes Surrey based Drugs Ring

Noel Casey prosecutes Surrey based Drugs Ring

Following a three week trial at Guildford Crown Court, Noel Casey has successfully obtained convictions regarding three defendants for conspiracy to supply cocaine.
The case arose from police Operation Overstone, an eight month operation using undercover operatives to penetrate a street level organised gang supplying at street level throughout the …
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Counsel (2019 June , 7-9) has published Potential difference, an interview with Dame Linda Dobbs

Counsel (2019 June , 7-9) has published Potential difference, an interview with Dame Linda Dobbs

the first black High Court judge, about ethnic diversity in the judiciary and selection procedures, her legal and charitable activities and interests since retiring as a judge and her early legal career.  Dame Linda is head of the Bespoke and International Services (BIS) group, associated with Red Lion Chambers …
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