Yusuf Solley’s client acquitted of murder in retrial following CCRC referral.

Yesterday at the Central Criminal Court, Philippe Sossongo, represented by Yusuf Solley and David Emanuel QC, was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter by a jury after just 30 minutes of deliberation. The Defendant had been convicted of the killing in 2017 when he was 14 years old but, in a decision that could […]

Here We Go Again – How To Address Pitch Invasions In English Football?

Here We Go Again – Ed Gross addresses pitch invasions in English football on Law In Sport here.

Nicola Shannon & Margia Mostafa secure conviction of the ‘Camden Doorstep Rapist’

Nicola Shannon

Nicola Shannon, leading Margia Mostafa, secured convictions against the ‘Camden Doorstep Rapist’ after a 6 week trial at Wood Green Crown Court.  The case involved multiple knifepoint and weapon-enabled rapes against lone, young women walking home at night in the Camden Town area.  When sentencing, the trial Judge described the Defendant, who rapped on Instagram […]

Tim Devlin secures conviction of paedophile for ten counts of sexual abuse on children

Tim Devlin secured the conviction of a paedophile on ten counts of sexual assault/activity with a child and making child pornographic images.  After a two week trial, the jury convicted the Defendant on all counts on the indictment.  He had been abusing a child family member for six years, before being sent to prison for […]

Caroline Haughey QC quoted in House of Lords debate on Nationality & Borders Bill

Caroline Haughey QC

Caroline Haughey QC’s opinion on the Nationality & Borders Bill, which is currently undergoing Parliamentary scrutiny, was quoted by Baroness Butler-Sloss during a House of Lords debate.  You can see the relevant extract from Hansard here. See Caroline’s full profile here.

Acquittals in cases involving alleged GBH with intent following multiple stabbings

Furnival & RCJ

Chambers, instructed by Antonia Charles of MTC Solicitors, has secured multiple acquittals following trials in cases where stabbings resulted in allegations of GBH with intent, contrary to section 18 of the Offences Against the Person Act.

Nicola Shannon, a member of Chambers’ white collar crime team, and Katie Jones review ‘next steps’ for proactive intelligence gathering by the SFO post-Akle in February’s edition of Counsel Magazine

Nicola Shannon

Nicola Shannon’s and Katie Jones’ review in Counsel Magazine here.

Estelle Thornber secures acquittal in Dangerous Driving case

Estelle Thornber’s client was unanimously acquitted of causing serious injury by dangerous driving following a 5-day trial at Luton Crown Court. The jury were shown CCTV footage of the collision; the Defendant’s vehicle drove over the speed limit and through a red light, resulting in a head-on collision with another vehicle and causing serious injury […]

Nicola Shannon, instructed by CPS London North RASSO, secured convictions over two trials on 15 counts representing what the trial judge described as “a night of sexual torture and humiliation”.

Nicola Shannon

The case involved a delivery driver who used multiple identities to befriend his victim on an internet dating site before raping and assaulting her in her home in a series of “deeply degrading and humiliating” acts, and threatening to kill her with her own kitchen knives.  The violence included non-fatal strangulation which would now be […]

Julia Smart QC secures acquittal at rape trial of Championship player Beryly Lubala

Julia Smart Q.C. has secured the unanimous acquittal of her client, Baryly Lubala, a Championship footballer accused of rape, following a trial at Lewes Crown Court.  Julia was instructed by Iqbal Ahmed of Ahmed & Co.  You can see Julia’s full profile here.