Darryl Cherrett led by Michael Holland KC acquitted of MurderDecember 5, 2023Darryl Cherrett led by Michael Holland KC acquitted of Murder. Darryl Cherrett led by Michael Holland KC, secures an acquittal of Murder after an intense four-week re-trial at the Central Criminal Court. Neutralizing the drill rap evidence emerged as the linchpin that secured their success, effectively shifting the narrative and highlighting crucial elements that led […]
Lisa wins half time submission in four handed attempted murder trialDecember 1, 2023Lisa wins half time submission in four handed attempted murder trial. Lisa’s client was accused of a joint enterprise hammer attack resulting in near fatal injuries. Lisa used the Supreme Court decision of Jogee  1 Cr. App. R. 31 to demonstrate that no properly directed jury could convict the defendant of either attempted murder […]
Nicholas Mather successful in the prosecution of an EncroChat drug dealer plotting to buy 25 Skorpion submachine gunsDecember 1, 2023Nicholas Mather successful in the prosecution of an EncroChat drug dealer plotting to buy 25 Skorpion submachine guns. The defendant received a 14 year sentence after trial and sentencing at Inner London Crown Court. See News articles for The Standard & The MET Police News by clicking the hyperlinks.
Yusuf Solley’s client unanimously acquitted in a £1million money laundering caseNovember 30, 2023Yusuf Solley’s client unanimously acquitted in a £1million money laundering case. His client was alleged to have entered into a money laundering arrangement to facilitate the movement of stolen cash, following the theft of a £1million from a G4S transit van by a G4S employee. Following a 4 week multi-handed trial at Inner London Crown […]
Estelle Thornber’s client found not guilty of rapeNovember 20, 2023Estelle’s client was a youth at the time of the alleged offence; he waited over 3 years for his trial. He was acquitted unanimously by a jury at Guildford Crown Court following a 6-day trial. Estelle was instructed and assisted by Damini Chavda and Mel Kelemework of ABV solicitors.
Lisa Bald secures acquittals for lorry driver accused of importing 13 kilos of cocaineNovember 17, 2023Lisa Bald secures acquittals for lorry driver accused of importing 13 kilos of cocaine and possessing 20,000 Euros of criminal property. The Crown relied on videos of the defendant and his co-defendant allegedly handling kilos of cocaine. Lisa was Expertly assisted by Abu Kibla & Sophie Lalaoui of Stuart Miller Solicitors.
Ben Gordon’s client acquitted by Snaresbrook jury of all chargesNovember 14, 2023Following a four-week trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Ben Gordon‘s client was acquitted by the jury of all charges. Despite the attendance of every prosecution witness, the defendant was found unanimously not guilty on charges of kidnap & false imprisonment. Ben was instructed and expertly assisted by Simon O’Meara of Blackfords LLP.
Clerking VacancyNovember 14, 2023We are seeking a new clerk to join our team. The successful candidate will report to Chambers’ Senior Clerk, and as one of a team of five clerks, the role will be to assist in the efficient operation of the Clerks’ Room and the delivery of a high-quality service to members of Chambers and their […]
Lefi Siatta and Alan Kent KC’s client found not guilty of murderNovember 3, 2023Lefi Siatta and Alan Kent KC‘s client found not guilty of murder at Maidstone Crown Court in Operation Eiger. The Crown’s case was that our young client took a knife to the scene with the sole intention killing a member of the ‘other side’. The case involved complex issues of self defence, slang language requiring […]
Ryan Evans secures acquittal for the second defendant, in a Trial at Snaresbrook Crown CourtNovember 3, 2023Ryan Evans secures acquittal for the second defendant, in a Trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court. British rapper and singer Lady Leshurr, real name Melesha O’Garro, and Sherelle Smith were charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm on Miss O’Garro’s ex-partner and her new girlfriend. The defence case was that Miss Smith had acted in self-defence. […]
Lisa Bald secures appeal against conviction for victim of traffickingNovember 3, 2023Lisa Bald secures appeal against conviction for victim of trafficking at the Court of Appeal (K  EWCA Crim 1364). Mr K’s conviction for the production of cannabis was quashed on the grounds of abuse of process, in accordance with the decision of R v AAD, AAH, and AAI  EWCA Crim 106, despite his […]
Alexia Power Appointed Circuit JudgeNovember 2, 2023Furnival Chambers is delighted to announce today’s appointment of Alexia Power as a Circuit Judge. She will be based at Snaresbrook Crown Court with effect from 27 November 2023. Judicial Appointments
Darryl Cherrett secures acquittal for his client following a short trial at Wood Green CCNovember 2, 2023Darryl Cherrett secures acquittal for his client following a short trial at Wood Green CC in a tragic case alleging causing death by careless driving. Darryl was instructed by Noor Lodhi of Criminal Defence Solicitors.
Alexia Power secures an acquittal in a complex multi-million-pound car theft and handling operation on the first day of trial at Inner London Crown court when the crown are persuaded that there is no case to answer.October 31, 2023Alexia Power secures an acquittal in a complex multi-million-pound car theft and handling operation on the first day of trial at Inner London Crown court when the crown are persuaded that there is no case to answer. Ably assisted by Richard Hill of Newgate Solicitors
Charlotte O’Connor secures only acquittal in £5 million conspiracy to steal high value vehicles in a huge operation involving 3 police forcesOctober 31, 2023Charlotte O’Connor secures only acquittal in £5 million conspiracy to steal high value vehicles in a huge operation involving 3 police forces despite her client being implicated by cell site and ANPR evidence. Charlotte was Instructed and expertly assisted by Shila Keshwari of Edward Fail Bradshaw & Waterson Solicitors.
Katie Jones secures unanimous verdicts of ‘not guilty’ after 45 minutes of jury deliberationOctober 18, 2023Katie Jones secures unanimous verdicts of Not Guilty after 45 minutes of jury deliberation for a client charged with the false imprisonment and assault of a former partner. Instructed by Olivia Rose from Duncan Lewis
Legal 500, 2024October 15, 2023Furnival Chambers are pleased to have been ranked Tier 2 in the 2024 Legal 500. ‘Furnival Chambers is increasingly recognised as an ‘excellent set with a large number of highly-rated barristers from pupils to silks‘. Oliver Blunt KC acted for the defendant in a high-profile murder trial concerning the killing by a young man of […]
Chris Waymont secures a unanimous acquittal in a sexual assault case where the defence was automatismOctober 13, 2023Chris Waymont secures a unanimous acquittal in a sexual assault case where the defence was automatism. The case involved live expert evidence on the issue of sleep disorders. Chris was assisted by Clint Ambrose and Shevani Manjdadria of Cambrose Solicitors.
Tom Ford & Joel ReynoldsOctober 12, 2023Chambers is delighted to announce that, upon successful completion of their pupillages, Tom Ford and Joel Reynolds are now tenants of Furnival Chambers.
Rory Gordon secures unanimous acquittal in multi-handed affrayOctober 10, 2023Rory Gordon secures unanimous acquittal in a three-handed cut-throat affray after a seven-day trial in Guildford. He was instructed by Rajvinder Dayal of RBB Law. The case involved a layered narrative in which one of the co-defendants claimed Rory’s client and his brother had attempted to kidnap him moments before the affray, which had been […]
Mark McDonald and Estelle Thornber’s client unanimously acquitted of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.October 6, 2023Mark McDonald led Estelle Thornber in this 3-week trial at Wood Green Crown Court. The Crown’s case was that the defendant had been one of the organisers of a county lines operation, transporting large quantities of drugs from the London to Brighton area. Mark and Estelle were instructed and assisted by Patricia Wade of Lawrence […]
Lisa Bald secures acquittal for her client charged with a joint enterprise robbery at the Old Bailey.October 6, 2023Lisa Bald secures acquittal for her client charged with a joint enterprise robbery at the Old Bailey. She was instructed by Tina Patel at Darryl Ingram Solicitors. BBC News story here.
Mandisa Knights secures unanimous acquittal in Woolwich Crown Court for drug importation charge.October 5, 2023A grandmother from St Lucia had 2 kilos of cocaine hidden in the lining of her suitcase. She lied to Border Force Officers upon arrival at Gatwick Airport about who had bought her ticket, before admitting she had been given a free ticket from a lady she met 6 weeks earlier. She was tricked into […]
Ronan McCann secures acquittal for his client accused of rape after a 5 day trial at Inner London Crown Court.September 29, 2023Ronan McCann secures acquittal for his client accused of rape after a 5 day trial at Inner London Crown Court. Ronan was instructed and expertly assisted by Victoria Hadjihanna of Stuart Miller Solicitors