Giles Cockings QC leading Mark McDonald, instructed by SVS Solicitors, achieved a stunning and entirely justified acquittal in a murder trial that concluded last week. The Crown relied upon a co-accused, who gave self-serving Queen’s Evidence. Through brilliant & forensic questioning, this evidence was rightly exposed as flawed & unreliable.
Chambers is delighted to welcome back clerk Christopher Baptiste.
The Heads of Chambers and all Members of Chambers are delighted to welcome three new tenants. Kane Sharpe, Charlotte Bennett and Iwona Boesche have all accepted offers of tenancy on successful completion of pupillage. Their recruitment adds strength in depth to Furnival Chambers and demonstrates our commitment to training and developing the future stars of […]
Our very own Caroline Haughey QC, ably support by Nicholas Hearn, starred in last night’s BBC Panorama on Modern Day Slavery. The programme provides a fascinating and moving insight for the wider public into the scourge of modern day slavery. The BBC had unprecedented access as Caroline and Nick prosecuted the largest modern day slavery […]
The recent and well-publicised embarrassment of Mr Ager, a self proclaimed ‘expert’ in Carbon Trading in a trial at Southwark Crown Court raised a number of wider questions about the use of experts in criminal trials. Mr Ager had been relied upon in numerous previous trials which will now be subject to review. Nick James […]
Charlotte Bellamy won this week in the Court of Appeal. She was successful in an appeal against sentence for dangerous driving and having false plates. 14 months imprisonment was found to be manifestly excessive and reduced to 10 months. Charlotte was instructed by Dhanju Mclean Arora.
We are delighted to announce that Sahara Fergus-Simms (2015 call), formerly of Carmelite Chambers, has joined Chambers.
In R v C the first defendant has been sentenced for criminal trade mark infringement following a successful private prosecution at Southwark Crown Court brought by an overseas corporation. The defendant was disqualified from being a company director for 5 years and prosecution costs from central funds were awarded. Confiscation proceedings will follow. Barry Smith appeared […]