David Durose and Julia Smart shortlisted for The Legal 500 ‘Crime Junior of the Year’ award

Chambers are delighted to announce that David Durose and Julia Smart have both made the shortlist for The Legal 500 ‘Crime Junior of the Year’ Award. The full shortlist can be found here.

Joanna Staples joins Chambers

Furnival Chambers are delighted to announce that Joanna Staples, formerly of Drystone Chambers, has joined Chambers.

Regulatory win for Barry Smith

Barry has recently successfully represented a Social Worker before the Conduct and Competence Committee of the Health and Care Professions Council. His client faced serious allegations of malpractice in relation to the care of a vulnerable child and allegations of incompetence. Following a four day hearing, his client was cleared of all bar one contested […]

Lisa Bald and Sophie Sharpe secure acquittal in gangland shooting conspiracy

After a 3 month trial, Lisa Bald leading Sophie Sharpe, secure acquittals for their client who was charged with 7 others in a conspiracy to shoot a rival gang member over a revenge machete attack. Instructed by Sarah King of Stuart Miller Solicitors.

Furnival Chambers invites third six pupillage applications

Furnival Chambers is currently accepting applications for third six pupils to assist with an ever increasing workload. Furnival has a strong track record of recruiting third six pupils as tenants and assisting in their practice development. Please address all applications to Charles Sherrard QC (csherrard@furnivallaw.co.uk).

Furnival Chambers welcomes three new tenants

Furnival Chambers is delighted to announce that Charlotte Bellamy, Edmund Gross and Tulay Hodge have joined Chambers after successfully completing their pupillage.

Craig Harris in significant FA appeal concerning agents fees for player transfers

Craig Harris acted successfully for the former CEO of Hartlepool United FC before the FA Appeal Board, in The FA v Hartlepool Utd & Others. The case concerned ‘disguised’ payments of agents fees for player transfers.  The Appeal Board’s decision (the Board having heard appeals against sanction by the Football Club, its CEO at the […]

Giles Cockings QC and Graham Blower secure murder acquittal at Oxford Crown Court

Giles Cockings QC, leading Graham Blower of Cartwright King, achieves not guilty verdicts to murder and manslaughter for client Yousef Koudoua after a 5-month trial. Mr Koudoua was alleged to have been part of a gang revenge killing; a brutal machete murder, in broad daylight on a suburban street. Four co-defendants who were also at […]

Giles Cockings QC and Alexia Power secure murder acquittal at the Central Criminal Court

Giles Cockings QC and Alexia Power secure acquittal for their client who was charged with the murder of a 21-year-old. Instructed by Kelli Love of DPP Solicitors.

Craig Harris in successful appeal against conviction and 18 year sentence

Craig Harris represented Emmanuel Thompson in his successful appeal against conviction and eighteen-year sentence for an offence of conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to endanger life, heard before the Lord Chief Justice.  There was no order for a retrial.  You can read the full judgment here & view Craig’s full profile.