Furnival Chambers primetime billing on BBC Panorama

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 […]

Nick James publishes article on troubling area of reliability of ‘Expert’ witnesses in criminal trials

Nicholas James

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 […]

Caroline Haughey QC prosecutes biggest modern-day slavery network ever exposed in UK

Caroline Haughey QC led the successful prosecution of members of the biggest modern-day slavery network ever exposed in the UK.  More than 400 victims are believed to have been put to work by the Organised Crime Gang responsible, which tricked vulnerable people from Poland into England with the promise of work and a better lifestyle but […]

Court of Appeal success for Charlotte Bellamy

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.

Nirav Modi Extradition Proceedings

Nicholas Hearn is instructed by the Government of India in relation to their request for Mr Nirav Modi. Mr Modi, a high-profile Indian businessman, is accused of a fraud on an Indian bank resulting in a loss of 1.2bn US dollars.  His recent unsuccessful bail application at Westminster Magistrates’ court has been covered widely by […]

Furnival Chambers welcomes Sahara Fergus-Simms

We are delighted to announce that Sahara Fergus-Simms (2015 call), formerly of Carmelite Chambers, has joined Chambers.

Private prosecution success for Barry Smith

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 […]

Craig Harris defends pilot in case brought by the aviation regulator

Craig secured a successful outcome in a case brought by the Civil Aviation Authority against a pilot who admitted having flown a US-registered Falcon 2000 jet on some 64 occasions (40 falling within UK jurisdiction) without having the necessary aircraft rating attached to any of his licenses.  The case focused upon the ‘part 61.55’ procedure […]

Caroline Carberry QC is The Times Lawyer of the Week

Our very own Caroline Carberry QC is The Times Lawyer of the Week after prosecuting the first successful female genital mutilation (FGM) case.   [pdf-embedder url=”http://furnivalchambers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Lawyer-of-the-Week_Caroline-Carberry-QC.pdf” title=”Lawyer of the Week_Caroline Carberry QC”]    

Julia Smart & David Durose Appointed Queen’s Counsel

Many congratulations to our very own Julia Smart & David Durose, who have formally been appointed as Queen’s Counsel today.