Nicholas Hearn Appointed Treasury Counsel Monitoree

Chambers is pleased to announce that Nicholas Hearn has been appointed as a Treasury Counsel Monitoree.  You can view Nicholas’s profile here.

Tyrone Silcott secures acquittals following rape and sexual assault trial

Tyrone Silcott, instructed by Mark Chester of IBB solicitors, secured acquittal for a client charged with rape and sexual assault at St. Albans Crown Court. The jury acquitted the defendant unanimously after an eleven-day trial. You can see Tyrone’s profile here.

Estelle Thornber joins Chambers

Chambers is delighted to welcome Estelle Thornber, who joins with immediate effect from Church Court Chambers.

Unanimous acquittals for Ben Gordon and Sam Stockwell in attempted murder case

Furnival & RCJ

Ben Gordon, leading Sam Stockwell, secured unanimous acquittals for their client, who was charged with attempted murder, section 18 wounding with intent, possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, criminal damage and possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, following a trial lasting 6 weeks at Harrow Crown Court.  In a […]

Nicola Shannon secures conviction of police officers for assault during unlawful arrest

Nicola Shannon recently secured the conviction of both PCs Wood and Payne for unprovoked assaults upon two members of the public in Romford town centre, in the context of unlawful arrests of the victims that were made to ‘cover up’ the officers’ own wrongdoing.  Both were found guilty at City of London Magistrates’ court by […]

Lisa Freeman successful in strike-out of £1.5billion Kingdom of Denmark claim

Mr. Justice Andrew Baker has handed down judgment in internationally high-profile litigation, dismissing a c.£1.5 billion claim brought by the Kingdom of Denmark’s Customs and Tax Administration (“SKAT”) against the principal defendant, Sanjay Shah, a former hedge fund, Solo Capital Partners LLP, and 100+ others:  Skatteforvaltningen v Solo Capital Partners LLP & Ors [2021] EWHC […]

Ben Gordon successful for Appellant in the Post Office sub-postmasters conviction appeals

Ben Gordon represented the late Dawn O’Connell, through her son Matthew, who brought a posthumous appeal against his mother’s wrongful conviction as part of the Post Office sub-postmasters’ conviction appeals.  Ms. O’Connell’s wrongful conviction was quashed, with the Court of Appeal noting in is judgment that: “Mr Gordon, on behalf of the late Dawn O’Connell, […]

Nicola Shannon defends in the “Princeton rapist” case

Nicola Shannon successfully persuaded the Judge not to impose a discretionary life sentence on her 22-year-old client, charged with multiple rapes, making threats to kill and serious assaults on two women, in the “Princeton rapist” case. Nicola represented Paulo Kretteis, dubbed ‘the Princeton Rapist’ by the press after he was identified in CCTV footage from […]

Counsel Nicola Shannon joins Chambers

We are pleased to announce that Nicola Shannon, formerly of Lamb Building, has joined Chambers.  Nicola is a Grade 4 prosecutor in Serious Crime and Counter Terrorism, as well as being on Panel A for Serious Fraud, and has a busy practice in criminal defence work.  She also sits as a Recorder with authorisation to […]

Chambers welcomes three new tenants following completion of pupillage

Chambers is delighted to announce that Lily Roberts-Phelps, Adam Squibbs and Manveer Cheema have all accepted invitations to join Chambers following successful completion of pupillage.  Congratulations to Lily, Adam and Manveer!