Giles Cockings QC secures acquittal in “Hit Squad” murder

Giles Cockings QC of Furnival, leading Piers Marquis of Doughty Street achieves another Not Guilty verdict, this time in a Murder trial heard at Basildon Crown Court. The Defendant, Connal Cocker-Dawkins, represented by Giles Cockings QC was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter by an Essex jury after a four  week trial. He was […]

Pippa McAtasney QC and Sophie O’Sullivan achieve unanimous not guilty verdict in murder trial at Birmingham Crown Court for man accused of murdering his mother

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Extradition to Portugal refused on article 3 grounds – Mohammed v Portugal [2018] EWHC 225

James Stansfeld, led by Alex Bailin QC, successfully appealed against the order for Mr Mohammed’s extradition to Portugal on the grounds that the conditions in Lisbon Central Prison give rise to a violation of Article 3 ECHR. Instructed by Lawrence & Co Solicitors.

Charlie Sherrard QC secures acquittal for Joshua Ratner in Pentonville Murder trial

Julia Smart represented Liam Allan in case which collapsed due to disclosure failings

Julia Smart, Defence Counsel for Liam Allan, discovered text messages among 40,000 on a disc disclosed during trial which completely exonerated the Defendant. Julia was interviewed on Channel 4 News. Click here to watch the interview.  She also gave an extensive interview about the matter to the Daily Mail. Liam Allan praised Julia Smart in […]

Caroline Haughey appointed as Queen’s Counsel

Furnival Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of Caroline Haughey as Queen’s Counsel.

Joel Smith appointed Junior Treasury Counsel

Chambers are delighted to announce that Joel Smith has been appointed to Junior Treasury Counsel at the Central Criminal Court.

Steve Ball shortlisted for Senior clerk of the year in Legal 500 UK 2018 Awards

We are delighted to announce that Steve Ball has been shortlisted in the Senior Clerk/Chief Executive of the Year category in the Legal 500 UK 2018 awards. Click here for the 2018 shortlist.

Verdicts returned in Sussex deliberate transmission of HIV case

Caroline Carberry QC, leading Nicholas Hearn, today secured convictions against Darryl Rowe after a 5 week trial at Lewes Crown Court. Mr Rowe was convicted of deliberately infecting five sexual partners with theHIV virus. Mr Rowe, was also convicted of five counts of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm to a further five victims. He […]

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