Yusuf Solley’s client acquitted of murder in retrial following CCRC referral.June 22, 2022Yesterday at the Central Criminal Court, Philippe Sossongo, represented by Yusuf Solley and David Emanuel QC, was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter by a jury after just 30 minutes of deliberation. The Defendant had been convicted of the killing in 2017 when he was 14 years old but, in a decision that could […]
Here We Go Again – How To Address Pitch Invasions In English Football?June 13, 2022Here We Go Again – Ed Gross addresses pitch invasions in English football on Law In Sport here.
Nicola Shannon & Margia Mostafa secure conviction of the ‘Camden Doorstep Rapist’May 4, 2022Nicola Shannon, leading Margia Mostafa, secured convictions against the ‘Camden Doorstep Rapist’ after a 6 week trial at Wood Green Crown Court. The case involved multiple knifepoint and weapon-enabled rapes against lone, young women walking home at night in the Camden Town area. When sentencing, the trial Judge described the Defendant, who rapped on Instagram […]
Frida Hussain QC secures murder acquittalApril 29, 2022Frida Hussain QC leading Ben Waidhofer, instructed by Fadi Daoud of Lawrence & Co Solicitors, secure unanimous not guilty verdict for 20 year old on charge of murder after a four week trial at Oxford Crown Court You can see Frida’s profile here
Charlie Sherrard QC & Alexia Power secure acquittal for mother charged with murdering childApril 13, 2022After an emotional four-month trial at Birmingham Crown Court, Charlie Sherrard QC and Alexia Power secured acquittal for a mother charged with murdering her three-year-old son. Counsel were instructed by Omar Sadique of Saqidue & Uddin Solicitors.
No returns in defence Legal Aid workApril 13, 2022The members of Furnival Chambers have unanimously agreed not to accept returns in defence Legal Aid work in line with the CBA protocol.
Tim Devlin secures conviction of paedophile for ten counts of sexual abuse on childrenMarch 7, 2022Tim Devlin secured the conviction of a paedophile on ten counts of sexual assault/activity with a child and making child pornographic images. After a two week trial, the jury convicted the Defendant on all counts on the indictment. He had been abusing a child family member for six years, before being sent to prison for […]
Caroline Haughey QC quoted in House of Lords debate on Nationality & Borders BillFebruary 24, 2022Caroline Haughey QC’s opinion on the Nationality & Borders Bill, which is currently undergoing Parliamentary scrutiny, was quoted by Baroness Butler-Sloss during a House of Lords debate. You can see the relevant extract from Hansard here. See Caroline’s full profile here.
Acquittals in cases involving alleged GBH with intent following multiple stabbingsFebruary 24, 2022Chambers, instructed by Antonia Charles of MTC Solicitors, has secured multiple acquittals following trials in cases where stabbings resulted in allegations of GBH with intent, contrary to section 18 of the Offences Against the Person Act.
Nicola Shannon, a member of Chambers’ white collar crime team, and Katie Jones review ‘next steps’ for proactive intelligence gathering by the SFO post-Akle in February’s edition of Counsel MagazineFebruary 10, 2022Nicola Shannon’s and Katie Jones’ review in Counsel Magazine here.
Estelle Thornber secures acquittal in Dangerous Driving caseFebruary 1, 2022Estelle Thornber’s client was unanimously acquitted of causing serious injury by dangerous driving following a 5-day trial at Luton Crown Court. The jury were shown CCTV footage of the collision; the Defendant’s vehicle drove over the speed limit and through a red light, resulting in a head-on collision with another vehicle and causing serious injury […]
Nicola Shannon, instructed by CPS London North RASSO, secured convictions over two trials on 15 counts representing what the trial judge described as “a night of sexual torture and humiliation”.January 28, 2022The case involved a delivery driver who used multiple identities to befriend his victim on an internet dating site before raping and assaulting her in her home in a series of “deeply degrading and humiliating” acts, and threatening to kill her with her own kitchen knives. The violence included non-fatal strangulation which would now be […]
Julia Smart QC secures acquittal at rape trial of Championship player Beryly LubalaJanuary 27, 2022Julia Smart Q.C. has secured the unanimous acquittal of her client, Baryly Lubala, a Championship footballer accused of rape, following a trial at Lewes Crown Court. Julia was instructed by Iqbal Ahmed of Ahmed & Co. You can see Julia’s full profile here.
Emma Smith appointed Recorder of the Crown CourtJanuary 27, 2022Chambers is delighted to congratulate Emma Smith on her very well deserved appointment as Recorder of the Crown Court.
Amanda Bostock appointed as Deputy District JudgeJanuary 19, 2022Chambers is delighted to announce that Amanda Bostock has been appointed as a Deputy District Judge and congratulates Amanda on her appointment.
Rhiannon Crimmins appointed as Queens CounselDecember 22, 2021Chambers is delighted to announce that Rhiannon Crimmins has been appointed as Queens Counsel and congratulates Rhiannon on her appointment.
Frida Hussain QC secures acquittals in alleged drive-by-shooting conspiracy to murderDecember 17, 2021Frida Hussain QC, leading Khadim Al’Hassan, secured unanimous Not Guilty verdicts for their client charged with conspiracy to murder arising from two drive by shootings in Sheffield. Frida was instructed by Arshaid Bashir & Ben Manovitch of Adam Law Solicitors. You can see Frida’s full profile here.
Stephen Moses leads successful dismissal of joint-enterprise murder chargeNovember 22, 2021Stephen Moses QC, leading Richard Davies, secured the dismissal of Murder and GBH charges against their client at Newport Crown Court, following a dismissal application that involved in-depth analysis of phone evidence, the law on joint enterprise and circumstantial evidence. The case involved allegations that the defendant was the lynchpin of a serious organised crime […]
Furnival sits high again in legal directory rankingsNovember 16, 2021Chambers has again achieved high rankings in this year’s editions of the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 legal directories. Members of Chambers – both silks and juniors – have variously been ranked as Leaders at the Bar in the fields of Crime, International Crime & Extradition, Fraud, Proceeds of Crime & Asset Forfeiture work […]
Charlie Sherrard QC secures acquittal in “honey trap killing” murder trialOctober 8, 2021Charlie Sherrard QC secured the acquittal of his seventeen-year-old client charged with murder in a three-way cut-throat defence case, arising out of ‘honey trap killing’, after 10-week trial at Coventry Crown Court. Charlie’s client was the only defendant acquitted of murder. Charlie was instructed by Omar Sadique of @sadiqueuddinsol See Charlie’s full profile here
Lucy Tapper secures acquittal of retired headmaster charged with historical sexual offencesOctober 8, 2021Lucy Tapper secured unanimous acquittals on all counts for her client, a retired headmaster and schools inspector, accused of historical sexual abuse going back almost 40 years. Careful, forensic dissection of the evidence revealed inherent inconsistencies, which led to ‘not guilty’ verdicts in just over an hour. Lucy was instructed by Zoe Heron and Katie […]
Caroline Haughey QC in Times Radio interview on modern slaveryAugust 16, 2021Caroline Haughey QC appeared on Times Radio to be interviewed about issues concerning the law on modern slavery.
Julia Smart QC secures acquittal in “baby-shaking” murder trialAugust 16, 2021Julia Smart Q.C. successfully represented the mother in a 3 week baby-shaking murder trial at Chester Crown Court. Her client was acquitted of murder following a successful submission of no case to answer and then unanimously acquitted by the jury of the alternative of causing/allowing the death of a child . There was substantial expert […]