Nicholas James 8 August 2019 Nick James publishes article on troubling area of reliability of ‘Expert’ witnesses in criminal trials 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 […] 5 July 2019 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 […] 13 June 2019 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. 10 May 2019 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 […] 10 May 2019 Furnival Chambers welcomes Sahara Fergus-Simms We are delighted to announce that Sahara Fergus-Simms (2015 call), formerly of Carmelite Chambers, has joined Chambers. 10 May 2019 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 […] 1 May 2019 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 […] 22 March 2019 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”]     11 March 2019 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.     8 March 2019 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. 1 2 3 11 14 Next › Last »