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 […] 15 March 2021 Charlotte Yarrow appointed as Queen’s Counsel Chambers is delighted to announce Charlotte Yarrow’s appointment as Queen’s Counsel.  You can see Charlotte’s full profile here. 11 March 2021 Joel Smith and Hannah Burton successful before the Divisional Court Joel Smith led Hannah Burton in successfully representing the Respondent Romanian Judicial Authority in proceedings concerning the applicability of s.21A of the Extradition Act 2003 to conviction warrants, when the requested person is entitled to a retrial upon surrender:  Saptelei v Romania [2021] EWHC 506 (Admin) | [2021] 3 WLUK 88.  See Joel and Hannah’s […] 8 March 2021 Giles Cockings QC and Mark McDonald succeed in murder defence Giles Cockings QC leading Mark McDonald, instructed by SVS Solicitors, achieved a stunning and entirely justified acquittal in a murder trial that concluded last week. The Crown relied upon a co-accused, who gave self-serving Queen’s Evidence.  Through brilliant & forensic questioning, this evidence was rightly exposed as flawed & unreliable. 26 February 2021 Court delivers Nirav Modi extradition judgment – Nicholas Hearn acted for the Govt of India District Judge Sam Goozée has delivered judgment in relation to the request made by the Government of India for the extradition of high-profile businessman Nirav Modi. Nicholas Hearn acted for the Government of India, led by Helen Malcolm QC. The judgment can be viewed here.  Also click here to see Nicholas’ full profile. 23 February 2021 Amanda Bostock appears in the UK Supreme Court Amanda Bostock appeared before the Supreme Court this week representing the Hungarian Judicial Authority. The case will consider the correct approach to the assessment of diplomatic assurances aiming to prevent Human Right’s breaches within the European Union. « First ‹ Previous 1 2 3 4 12 20 Next › Last »