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 […]

James Stansfeld stops extradition to France on account of prison conditions

James Stansfeld has succeeded in stopping the extradition of a requested person to France.  In the unusual case of France v B, the Court accepted James’ argument that B’s extradition should be stopped because of a real risk of an Article 3 ECHR violation, by reason of conditions in Bordeaux-Gradignan Prison.  The Court went on […]

Craig Harris successful in major World Snooker ‘match fixing’ case – Player press release

Craig Harris successfully defended the professional snooker player, Jamie Jones, in his case before the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association.  This was part of a sequence of cases arising out of investigations into match fixing that have been described as some of the biggest in the sport’s history. Craig described the case as, “Enormously […]

Julia Smart and David Durose to be appointed as Queen’s Counsel

Furnival Chambers is delighted to announce that Julia Smart (1993) and David Durose (1996) are to be appointed as Queen’s counsel. Congratulations to Julia and David who will become Chambers’ eleventh and twelfth silk. In total 108 new appointments as Queen’s Counsel were announced today, Thursday 10th January 2019. The ceremony for appointment of new […]

Craig Harris & Ed Gross published in international journal Football Legal

Craig Harris and Ed Gross have had articles published in the coveted international journal, Football Legal. Craig’s piece sets out and analyses the decision of the FA Appeal Board in The FA v Hartlepool United & Others, a significant case dealing with the imposition of deterrent sanctions under the FA’s regulatory framework, in which he […]

Giles Cockings QC secures Modern Slavery acquittal

Giles Cockings QC, leading James Reilly of Lewis Nedas Solicitors, secures yet another Not Guilty verdict, on all counts – this time for Modern Slavery; Exploitation and Unregulated Money Lending Offences at Oxford Crown Court.

Sam Stockwell joins Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Sam Stockwell (2012 call), formerly of Church Court Chambers, has joined Chambers.

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.