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=”” 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.    

Trevor Siddle & Daniel Jameson secure acquittals in Network Rail fraud case

Trevor Siddle and Daniel Jameson have secured unanimous acquittals for their clients, a husband and wife, who were charged with fraud offences concerning Network Rail, following a three week trial at Harrow Crown Court.  Counsel were instructed by Lloyds PR and Stuart Miller solicitors respectively.  You can see Trevor’s full profile here and Daniel’s here.

Joel Smith interview with Lexis Nexis on extradition developments

Joel Smith was interviewed this month by Lexis Nexis, reflecting upon significant developments in extradition and the top five cases of 2018.  You can view Joel’s full profile find a summary of the interview here 

Caroline Carberry QC and Joel Smith secure first FGM conviction

Caroline Carberry QC and Joel Smith conducted the first ever successful prosecution for female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK.  They prosecuted a mother for the offence of committing female genital mutilation on her daughter at the Old Bailey. This is the first successful prosecution for this offence in the UK since it became illegal […]