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LATEST NEWS

Yasin Patel was one of 3 main speakers at an International Sports Law Conference held in Colombo

On the 13th August Yasin Patel was one of 3 main speakers at an International Sports Law Conference held in Colombo. Along with Dr Shiromi De Alwis, an eminent IAAF Panel Education and Testing Doctor and Justice Suresh Chandra, presentations were given on anti-doping...
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Success for Joanna Toch in dual nationality case. Brexit looms.

Joanna Toch successfully represented a mother who was seeking a specific issue order against the father, from whom she was divorced. Together they have four children, two of which are over 18 and hold dual nationality (English and German), the two children that are...
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Lewis Power QC Secures Acquittal in University Rape Case.

Lewis Power QC, instructed by Gerard Maye of Gerard Maye Legal, Brighton, represented a young University Student at Hove Crown Court charged with Rape and Sexual Assault. Central to this case were issues of Consent and Self-Induced Intoxication involving both alcohol...
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Lewis Power QC secures Unanimous Acquittal In Modern Day Slavery Trial

The case at Guildford Crown Court R v C involved allegations of slavery, servitude and forced labour. Following a multi-agency operation, Patrick Cash, 38, of Glaziers Lane, Normandy, was charged on December, 20 (2016) with holding a person in slavery. The jury...
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Chambers are delighted to welcome Amjad Malik QC to our Business Crime Group.

Mr Malik QC is a highly respected Queen’s Counsel ranked in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. He is known as being at the forefront in the field of fraud, corruption and commercial crime.  Head of Chambers Kerim Fuad QC observes “we are delighted that Amjad...
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Kerim Fuad QC and Colin Witcher secure back-to-back murder acquittals

Following Mr Fuad QC's and Mr Witcher's recent acquittal at Kingston Crown Court for Attempted Murder in the case of R v LF, both Counsel were reunited again, instructed by the same solicitors to defend in a case of Murder, this time before HHJ Bevan QC at the Central...
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Michael Polak Succeeds in Private Prosecution

Michael Polak has succeeded in a private prosecution for Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm where the defendant was sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work, ordered to pay compensation, and a costs order was made in the complainant’s favour. This case concerned a...
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SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME IN FIREARMS CASE FOR LESLEY MANLEY

Miss Manley’s client Miss X had pleaded guilty to possession of a prohibited firearm contrary to section 5 (1) (aba) of the The Firearms Act 1968. This offence carries a minimum mandatory sentence of 5 years. On the 3 July 2017 at Croydon Crown Court Miss Manley...
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Extradition success for George Hepburne Scott in the High Court

Appearing before Garnham J in the Administrative Court,on 11th July 2017, following legal submissions, George Hepburne Scott was granted permission to proceed to a full appeal of an Extradition Order made by Westminster Magistrates' Court.   The case of Michelebertas...
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Michael Polak’s Letter about Bangladesh’s Disappeared Published by the Guardian

Michael Polak who is instructed in the case of Ahmad bin Quasem, a Bangladeshi Barrister abducted by the security services in August 2016 has had a letter published by the Guardian calling on the Government of Bangladesh to do more to end enforced disappearances which...
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LATEST ARTICLES

The dawn of a new era in extradition law? – An article by George Hepburne Scott.

Please follow link below to read George Hepburne Scotts article on extradition published in the New Law Journal. ... Read More

Military Justice – an Unfair System?

Military jurisprudence seeks to regulate both service and civilian injustices. Every fighting force throughout history has found itself Read More

Marine A – The Fog of Law – Article by Shaun Esprit and Jo Morris

The case of Acting Colour Sgt Alexander Blackman, commonly known as Marine A, is a controversial one. The actions of our servicemen are Read More

Military Justice – the Severity of Sentencing – An Article by Shaun Esprit and Jo Morris

Servicemen do not usually dwell upon their rights. Theirs is a life for those who can place duty before entitlements.  Servicemen are ... Read More

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