Sally O’Neill KC and Ben Gordon secured their client’s acquittal on the charge of murderAugust 1, 2023Following a trial at the CCC lasting over two months, Sally O’Neill KC and Ben Gordon secured Raneel Poonia’s acquittal on the charge of murder on Thursday 28th July. The trial marked the conclusion of a police investigation which lasted for over three years. The victim’s body was not found until 6 months or so […]
Iwona Boesche’s client not guilty of sexual and drugs offencesJuly 31, 2023Iwona Boesche, instructed by Criminal Defence Milton Keynes, made a successful submission of no case to answer after 4 days of prosecution evidence at Aylesbury Crown Court. The defendant faced 4 charges of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, and 2 charges of PWITS. Not guilty verdicts returned on all counts.
Parveen Mansoor together with Ghazala Akram from Ahmed and Co Solicitors secured a ‘not guilty’ verdict on a s18 re-trial at the Central Criminal CourtJuly 21, 2023Parveen Mansoor together with Ghazala Akram from Ahmed and Co Solicitors secured a not guilty verdict on a s18 re-trial at the Central Criminal Court. The defendant awaits sentence on a lesser count. The case involved the use of a knife in the home of the prosecution witness.
Shannon Revel’s client not guilty of perverting the course of justice following a shooting in North LondonJuly 20, 2023Shannon Revel’s client not guilty of perverting the course of justice following a shooting in North London. The defendant was accused of arranging the destruction of a Range Rover used in the murder & driving it to a deposition site where it was set alight. After a 6 -week trial in which two co-defendants ran […]
Rhiannon Crimmins KC secures only acquittals on all counts in 9 week 6 handed cut-throat murderJuly 13, 2023Rhiannon Crimmins KC secures only acquittals on all counts in 9 week 6 handed cut-throat murder despite alleged ‘confession’ letters adduced against her client by cut-throat co-defendant. Instructed by Sadique Al-Hakeems Tuckers Solicitors
Tyrone Silcott successful in the prosecution of a defendant charged with conspiracy to supply class A controlled drug & conspiracy to enter into or become concerned in a money laundering arrangementJuly 12, 2023Tyrone Silcott successful in the prosecution of a defendant charged with conspiracy to supply class A controlled drug & conspiracy to enter into or become concerned in a money laundering arrangement. The defendant was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment today at Woolwich Crown Court.
Joel Smith successfully prosecutes three defendants for the stabbing of a 21-year-oldJuly 11, 2023Joel Smith, led by Anthony Orchard KC of 5 King’s Bench Walk, successfully prosecuted three defendants for the stabbing of a 21-year-old, in what appears to have been a random gang style attack by six individuals in February 2021. Of the other three attackers, one is believed to have fled the jurisdiction, and two remain unidentified. […]
Lily Roberts Phelps secures acquittal on charges of attempted robbery and s18July 11, 2023Lily Roberts Phelps, instructed by Safiya Sinclair, secures acquittal on charges of attempted robbery and s18. The trial involved a stabbing of a 15 year old, who suffered a punctured lung as a result of a knife wound to the back. The complainant was assisted by an intermediary during trial. The stabbing was said to […]
Caroline Haughey OBE KC gave evidence today before the Home Affairs Committee Human Trafficking EnquiryJuly 5, 2023Caroline Haughey OBE KC gave evidence today before the Home Affairs Committee Human Trafficking Enquiry, answering questions on the prosecution landscape in the UK for Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking today. Download video here
Stephen Moses KC, leading Lucy Tapper, secures unanimous not guilty verdict after a four-week trial in Birmingham Crown Court on an allegation of preparing an act of terrorism for which the defendant faced a potential life sentence. June 26, 2023Stephen Moses KC, leading Lucy Tapper, secures unanimous not guilty verdict after a four-week trial in Birmingham Crown Court on an allegation of preparing an act of terrorism for which the defendant faced a potential life sentence. Aged 23 at the time and of good character, the defendant had a long-held interest in extreme right-wing […]
Giles Cockings KC’s 3rd Consecutive Acquittal for MurderJune 14, 2023Belying the hard work that makes a long innings look effortless, the successful outcome of Giles Cockings KC‘s most recent 3 cases include: Acquittal of murder after 10 week trial at Old Bailey – leading Gregory Fishwick of 5 KBW represented SA accused of triple shooting in North London. The 5 Co defendants were found […]
Kane Sharpe secures the discharge of JG, a requested person facing extradition to Poland to serve a 2-year prison sentence.June 12, 2023Extradition was resisted with arguments made under two limbs: the first relating to infringement of JG’s and his daughter’s rights under Article 8 ECHR (disproportionate interference with family life in the UK); the second that JG’s physical health was such that it would render his extradition ‘oppressive’ (section 25 EA 2003). The latter is known […]
Rishy Panesar has case of Armed Robbery dismissed at half time at Kingston Crown CourtJune 8, 2023Rishy Panesar has case of Armed Robbery dismissed at half time at Kingston Crown Court, despite DNA evidence found at the scene – Instructed by Anna Hogg of SVS Solicitors
Harry MacDonald secures acquittals in conspiracy to inflict grievous bodily harm trialJune 8, 2023Harry MacDonald secures acquittals in conspiracy to inflict grievous bodily harm trial at Inner London. Harry acted for the first defendant in an exceptionally serious case of alleged gang violence, he was instructed by Seamus Austin of Tuckers Solicitors.
After a six-week trial, Frida Hussain KC and Victoria Smith-Swain have secured a unanimous acquittal in a terrorism case.June 6, 2023The trial, held at Leeds Crown Court, brought to light serious allegations against Christine Grayson and her co-accused, Darren Reynolds. The prosecution accused Ms. Grayson of conspiracy to cause criminal damage to 5G masts and an offence of encouraging or inciting an act of terrorism. The charges stemmed from her postings on the social media […]
Darryl Cherrett led by Giles Cockings KC acquitted of Murder at Woodgreen Crown CourtJune 5, 2023Darryl Cherrett led by Giles Cockings KC acquitted of murder at Woodgreen CC following a 3 week trial. Darryl and Giles were instructed by Sarj Patel of Darryl Ingram & Co. Story here.
Shannon Revel prosecutes £70m fraud case, led by David Durose KC of 5 Paper Buildings.May 23, 2023Shannon Revel prosecutes £70m fraud case, led by David Durose KC of 5PB. Defendant Anthony Constantinou was found guilty of offences including fraud, fraudulent trading and money laundering arising out of a £70m Ponzi fraud that he ran from his FX firm based in Heron Tower. Shannon was instructed by Emma Beazley of the CPS […]
Charlotte O’Connor secures acquittal in two defendant rape caseApril 26, 2023Charlotte O’Connor secures acquittal in two defendant rape case where complainant was alleged to have consumed so much alcohol and drugs she was unable to consent. Instructed by Moss & Co solicitors.
Furnival Chambers is delighted and proud to announce that our leading junior Nicola Shannon has been appointed King’s CounselApril 10, 2023Nicola Shannon
District Judge CohenApril 6, 2023Furnival Chambers is pleased to hear of the appointment of District Judge Ross Cohen, who will be based at Ealing and Uxbridge Magistrates’ Courts. After 14 years’ successful practice at Furnival, his good humour and hard work will be missed hugely.
Liam LoughlinApril 4, 2023We are delighted to welcome Liam Loughlin, who has now joined Furnival from Church Court Chambers.
Honor Fitzgerald successfully appeals sentence in the Court of Appeal.March 23, 2023The grounds were that i) the custodial term of the SSO imposed was manifestly excessive and ii) that it was wrong in principle to sentence him to an SSO as he should have been released on the day of sentence due to time served. The Court agreed with Honor‘s argument and quashed the SSO. The […]
Manveer Cheema secures acquittal in Albanian human trafficking ring.March 23, 2023Charges of facilitating the travel of others with a view to exploitation, including drug production, had been brought under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Manveer was instructed and assisted by Andreas Yiannaki and Sean Reilly of Lewis Nedas Law.
Charlotte O’Connor secures acquittal of man accused of conspiracy to supply £1 million worth of cocaineMarch 23, 2023Charlotte O’Connor secures acquittal of man accused of conspiracy to supply £1 million worth of cocaine having been under police surveillance with his fingerprints found on the drug packaging. Instructed by Altaf Mohammed of Centurion Solicitors.