Kieran Galvin secures acquittal in Operation Jacinth

Kieran Galvin, instructed by Blackfords Solicitors,  secured the acquittal of Darren Carvill, charged with fraudulent evasion of excise duty on a cargo of 5,949,000 cigarettes, following a 2 year investigation by HMRC. The amount of duty evaded was said to be £1,583,770.  Following a two week trial at Birmingham Crown Court, Mr Carvill was the only […]

Lisa Wilson appointed as Chair of Association of Women Barristers

We are delighted to announce that Lisa Wilson has been appointed Chair of the Association of Women Barristers

Philippa McAtasney QC and Adam Morgan represent Durham University student cleared of rape and sexual assault allegations

Philippa McAtasney QC and Adam Morgan represented Durham University student, Louis Richardson, who was acquitted of charges of rape and sexual assault by a jury at Durham Crown Court today.   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/12095449/Durham-University-student-accused-of-rape-cleared-of-all-charges.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3395854/Secretary-Durham-University-debating-society-CLEARED-rape-sexual-assault.html

Giles Cockings and Stephen Moses appointed as Queen’s Counsel

Furnival Chambers are delighted to announce that Giles Cockings and Stephen Moses have been appointed as Queen’s Counsel in this year’s appointments.

Caroline Carberry secures convictions in Edet & Edet slavery trial

Caroline Carberry successfully prosecuted a gynaecologist and his wife, a senior NHS nurse, for offences arising out of illegally bringing a 14-year-old child from Nigeria to the United Kingdom as their servant and keeping him in servitude for 24 years. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/dec/07/doctor-wife-edet-jailed-keeping-man-slave-24-years

Midwife cleared of Misconduct following probe into working practices at the Morecambe Bay NHS Trust

Kieran Galvin was instructed to defend a midwife before the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), who was cleared of misconduct following an allegation that a string of errors endangered the life of a new born child. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3344734/Musketeer-midwife-series-mistakes-day-work-scandal-hit-maternity-unit-11-babies-died-cleared-misconduct.html

Convictions obtained against ten on payday loan fraud

Richard Hearnden and Kemi Fapohunda secured the convictions of all nine defendants who stood trial in a fraud and money laundering case at the Old Bailey. The six women and three men join a tenth defendant who pleaded guilty in the spring, and will be sentenced next month. The jury heard that a well-known payday lender […]

Congratulations to Caroline English appointed as a Circuit Judge

Furnival Chambers are delighted to announce that Caroline English has been appointed as a Circuit Judge by the Lord Chancellor. She will sit at Snaresbrook Crown Court as of 27th October.     https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/announcements/circuit-judge-appointment-english/

Sandip Patel QC to speak at Academy of European Law seminar in Bucharest, ‘Relying on Electronic Evidence in Criminal Cases’

Sandip Patel QC has been selected to speak at the forthcoming seminar series, ‘Relying upon Electronic Evidence in Criminal Cases’, organised by the Academy of European Law, which is to be held at the National Institute of Magistracy in Bucharest between 12-13 November 2015. Full details can be found on the link below ERA Electronic Evidence […]

Tim Devlin & Lisa Freeman speak at the Bar European Group annual conference in Reykjavik, Iceland

Tim Devlin delivers a speech on the rights of the accused in European Union Law. Lisa Freeman delivers a speech on mutual recognition of confiscation orders within the European Union. Session chaired by Mr Justice King.