Ronan McCann secures unanimous acquittal for his client charged with GBH S18 and GBH S20 after a trial at Oxford Crown Court.September 26, 2023Ronan McCann secures unanimous acquittal for his client charged with GBH S18 and GBH S20 after a trial at Oxford Crown Court. Ronan was instructed by Martin Harvey at SMQ Legal Services
Rishy Panesar secures two acquittals for supply of class A drugsSeptember 21, 2023Rishy Panesar secures two acquittals for supply of class A drugs after a 2 year long investigation into an intelligence led operation and successfully conducting a Newton Hearing to secure a lesser role categorisation within a county lines drugs hierarchy when it came to sentence at the Woolwich CC instructed by Karamjit Singh of Holborn […]
Furnival Chambers is delighted to sponsor DELF’s Annual Conference, taking place this Friday, 22 September.September 20, 2023With excellent panel speakers and topical panel discussions, it promises to be an interesting and insightful day. Members of our Extradition Team look forward to seeing colleagues and friends there. Full programme here.
Action to challenge the Criminal Case Review Commission’s refusal to refer Michael Stone’s conviction to the Court of Appeal. September 18, 2023Michael Stone’s barrister Mark McDonald is demanding a judicial review to challenge the Criminal Case Review Commission’s refusal to refer Stone’s conviction to the Court of Appeal. This may require the CCRC to carry out forensic tests on broken strands of DNA found at the crime scene. These include fragments of DNA found on a […]
Shannon Revel’s client not guilty of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, possessing a prohibited firearm, possessing ammunition and possession with intent to supply class A drugsSeptember 18, 2023Shannon Revel’s client not guilty of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, possessing a prohibited firearm, possessing ammunition and possession with intent to supply class A drugs following a trial at Wood Green crown court. The Crown’s case was that the defendant jumped from a first floor window during a police raid with […]
Nicholas Hearn secures INTERPOL red notice blockSeptember 13, 2023Nicholas Hearn secures block of an Interpol red notice issued on behalf of the People’s Republic of China. The red notice sought the detention of the former Chairperson of a Chinese pharmaceutical company. Nicholas was instructed by Tom Cattee at Gherson Solicitors LLP. Nicholas is a specialist in proceedings related to INTERPOL. He is co-author of “David […]
Stephen Moses KC leading Yusuf Solley, acquitted of murder and successful in running the defence of Loss of Control.September 12, 2023Stephen and Yusuf‘s client was acquitted of murder following the carefully run partial defence of Loss of Control. The defendant had asserted his belief that the deceased had raped his wife, and in the course of a confrontation had lost his self control, and battered the deceased to death with a bat. Counsel were instructed […]
Mandisa Knights secures unanimous acquittals in The Old Bailey for attempted murder and the alternative charge of s18 GBH.September 6, 2023The Crown alleged that following a domestic dispute, the defendant drove onto a pavement crushing his brother against a railing, intending to kill or cause him seriously harm. An independent eye witness gave evidence of the incident and the defendant confessed to police at the scene which was captured on body worn footage. The defendant’s […]
Harry Garside successfully prosecutes EncroChat trialSeptember 1, 2023Harry Garside successfully prosecuted a high-level EncroChat drug trafficking case. Over a five-day trial at Luton Crown Court, Harry appeared as the sole advocate for the Crown. The case had been investigated by the National Crime Agency, and Bedfordshire Police. The defendant was an Albanian organised crime group leader concerned in the supply of over […]
Kane Sharpe secures acquittals on all charges in alleged brutal hammer attack – s18 GBH, s20 GBH and possession of an offensive weapon.August 31, 2023The Crown argued this was a long-standing neighbour dispute that had been ‘building up’ . Kane’s client allegedly stormed out of his flat armed with a claw hammer, shouting and issuing threats, before approaching his neighbour and striking him full force in the head in a savage and unprovoked attack. Four eyewitnesses testified for the […]
Extradition of Ahsan Ali Syed to Switzerland ordered by the Secretary of StateAugust 31, 2023Ahsan Ali Syed is accused of defrauding companies in the sum of £25 million. He used the proceeds to purchase a luxury flat and a Spanish Football Club. His extradition to Switzerland to face these allegations has been ordered by the Secretary of State. Nicholas Hearn, leading Hannah Burton, represents the Government of Switzerland
Darryl Cherrett’s client acquitted of trafficking for exploitation and being concerned in class A drugsAugust 29, 2023Darryl Cherrett’s client was acquitted of trafficking for exploitation and being concerned in class A drugs (county lines) at trial in Woodgreen Crown Court. After a day of representations, the prosecution conceded his arguments and agreed to offer no evidence on all counts against his client. Darryl was instructed by Sophie Lalaoui of Stuart Miller […]
Rishy Panesar secures unanimous acquittals for 4 counts of Possessing Class A with intent and Money LaunderingAugust 24, 2023Rishy Panesar secures unanimous acquittals for 4 counts of Possessing Class A with intent and Money Laundering at Winchester Crown Court. Instructed by Leah Osei of Midtown Law
Parveen Mansoor together with Shamika Bonner-Francis from Stuart Miller Solicitors secured not guilty verdicts at Snaresbrook Crown Court on allegations of historical indecent assaults involving a family member.August 23, 2023Parveen Mansoor together with Shamika Bonner-Francis from Stuart Miller Solicitors secured not guilty verdicts at Snaresbrook Crown Court on allegations of historical indecent assaults involving a family member.
Sahara Fergus-Simms secures unanimous not guilty verdicts for a client charged with attempted rape, assault by penetration and sexual assault at Croydon Crown Court.August 22, 2023The case included an alleged confession secretly voice recorded by the complainant, a pre-recorded section 28 cross-examination, and an intermediary for the client during his evidence. Sahara was instructed and assisted by Deborah Spence of Spence and Joseph Solicitors
Kane Sharpe, instructed and assisted by Eddie Tang of IBB solicitors, secures acquittals on indictment containing s18 GBH, ABH, attempted robbery, possession of a knife and possession of offensive weapon.August 18, 2023Kane Sharpe, instructed and assisted by Eddie Tang of IBB solicitors, secures acquittals on indictment containing s18 GBH, ABH, attempted robbery, possession of a knife and possession of offensive weapon. Trial was held at Woolwich Crown Court
Sadaf Etemadi secures acquittal in a s.18 GBH trial at Snaresbrook Crown CourtAugust 18, 2023The case concerned an allegation of scolding causing extensive injuries. The defence raised by Sadaf was one of fabrication and self inflicted injuries. Instructed by Natasha Donkor, Stuart Miller Solicitors.
Kane Sharpe, instructed and expertly assisted by Dharsh Lokaswaran at Bark & Co, achieves not guilty verdicts for his client after a 5-day trial at Southwark Crown Court for being concerned in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine.August 17, 2023Multiple officers gave evidence that a package containing a substantial quantity of individually wrapped deals of drugs were recovered from Kane’s client when searched. The co-defendant was a drug user witnessed by police making exchanges with other drug users nearby – the Crown’s case was this was a joint enterprise. Kane attacked the lack of […]
Sadaf Etemadi secures acquittal on both counts in money laundering trial at Isleworth Crown CourtAugust 9, 2023The case concerned allegations that the client had entered into an arrangement to facilitate the acquisition of criminal property connected to a scam and that he was in possession of criminal property. Sadaf was instructed by Whitney Dixon of Lansbury Worthington Solicitors.
Mandisa Knights secures unanimous acquittal under modern slavery defence.August 4, 2023A 49 year old mother with a traumatic past prevented her son being recruited in county lines drugs supply by taking his place. Supplying wholesale kilo amounts of cocaine whilst being abused by handler. Mandisa Knights, instructed by Antonia Charles, MTC, secured unanimous acquittal under modern slavery defence.
Estelle Thornber secures unanimous not guilty verdicts in s.18 grievous bodily harm matterAugust 4, 2023The trial took place at Southwark Crown Court and the defence was one of mistaken identity. Estelle’s client was also acquitted of the lesser alternative charge (s.20 grievous bodily harm). The Court backlog meant that Estelle’s client waited over 4 years since the date of the incident in question to have an effective trial. He […]
Charlotte O’Connor secures acquittal in gang related attempted murderAugust 3, 2023Despite DNA evidence linking the defendant both to the scene and the victim and the defendant choosing not to give evidence, the jury were unable to reach verdicts. Following written representations to the Crown, no evidence was offered again her client. Charlotte was instructed by Patricia Wade at Lawrence and Co solicitors.
The client of Giles Cockings K.C, leading Darryl Cherrett, acquitted of murderAugust 3, 2023After an exhaustive 8-week trial at the Old Bailey, their client, who was 17 years old at the time of the alleged offence, was acquitted of Murder. The case involved grave accusations against their client, as it was alleged that he had conspired with others to travel to East London with the intent to commit […]
Sahara Fergus-Simms secures acquittal in a s18 GBH trial at Southwark Crown CourtAugust 1, 2023Sahara Fergus-Simms secures acquittal in a s18 GBH trial at Southwark Crown Court. The case concerned an allegation that the complainant was stabbed with a broken bottle by a delivery driver. The jury also acquitted the client of the lesser s20 count. Pre-emptive self-defence was raised. Instructed by Michelle Mattis of Christob Solicitors