21 June 2021 Tyrone Silcott secures acquittals following rape and sexual assault trial Tyrone Silcott, instructed by Mark Chester of IBB solicitors, secured acquittal for a client charged with rape and sexual assault at St. Albans Crown Court. The jury acquitted the defendant unanimously after an eleven-day trial. You can see Tyrone’s profile here. 28 May 2021 Estelle Thornber joins Chambers Chambers is delighted to welcome Estelle Thornber, who joins with immediate effect from Church Court Chambers. 27 May 2021 Unanimous acquittals for Ben Gordon and Sam Stockwell in attempted murder case Ben Gordon, leading Sam Stockwell, secured unanimous acquittals for their client, who was charged with attempted murder, section 18 wounding with intent, possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, criminal damage and possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, following a trial lasting 6 weeks at Harrow Crown Court.  In a […] 24 May 2021 Nicola Shannon secures conviction of police officers for assault during unlawful arrest Nicola Shannon recently secured the conviction of both PCs Wood and Payne for unprovoked assaults upon two members of the public in Romford town centre, in the context of unlawful arrests of the victims that were made to ‘cover up’ the officers’ own wrongdoing.  Both were found guilty at City of London Magistrates’ court by […] 27 April 2021 Lisa Freeman successful in strike-out of £1.5billion Kingdom of Denmark claim Mr. Justice Andrew Baker has handed down judgment in internationally high-profile litigation, dismissing a c.£1.5 billion claim brought by the Kingdom of Denmark’s Customs and Tax Administration (“SKAT”) against the principal defendant, Sanjay Shah, a former hedge fund, Solo Capital Partners LLP, and 100+ others:  Skatteforvaltningen v Solo Capital Partners LLP & Ors [2021] EWHC […] 23 April 2021 Ben Gordon successful for Appellant in the Post Office sub-postmasters conviction appeals Ben Gordon represented the late Dawn O’Connell, through her son Matthew, who brought a posthumous appeal against his mother’s wrongful conviction as part of the Post Office sub-postmasters’ conviction appeals.  Ms. O’Connell’s wrongful conviction was quashed, with the Court of Appeal noting in is judgment that: “Mr Gordon, on behalf of the late Dawn O’Connell, […] 17 April 2021 Nicola Shannon defends in the “Princeton rapist” case Nicola Shannon successfully persuaded the Judge not to impose a discretionary life sentence on her 22-year-old client, charged with multiple rapes, making threats to kill and serious assaults on two women, in the “Princeton rapist” case. Nicola represented Paulo Kretteis, dubbed ‘the Princeton Rapist’ by the press after he was identified in CCTV footage from […] 1 April 2021 Counsel Nicola Shannon joins Chambers We are pleased to announce that Nicola Shannon, formerly of Lamb Building, has joined Chambers.  Nicola is a Grade 4 prosecutor in Serious Crime and Counter Terrorism, as well as being on Panel A for Serious Fraud, and has a busy practice in criminal defence work.  She also sits as a Recorder with authorisation to […] 31 March 2021 Chambers welcomes three new tenants following completion of pupillage Chambers is delighted to announce that Lily Roberts-Phelps, Adam Squibbs and Manveer Cheema have all accepted invitations to join Chambers following successful completion of pupillage.  Congratulations to Lily, Adam and Manveer! 16 March 2021 Darryl Cherrett in firearms appeal concerning juror outbursts during evidence Darryl Cherrett represented the appellant in an appeal against conviction for firearms offences, after a juror sang, “Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies”, midway through his client giving evidence at trial.  Darryl argued that the prejudice and unfairness to the trial process was such the entire jury should have been be discharged.  The […] 1 2 3 11 19 Next › Last »