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LATEST NEWS

Colin Witcher to present keynote address in Seattle, USA at 30th Anniversary Inn Celebrations

Colin Witcher of Chambers’ Crime and Regulatory Team travels to Seattle on the 22nd February 2017 to present a keynote address at the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Hon. Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court.  Whilst there Colin shall also be the guest of local...
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Kevin Molloy secures manslaughter acquittal

Kevin Molloy secured the acquittal of the defendant Gearty who had been charged with Gross Negligence Manslaughter. The case attracted notoriety as it involved the treatment of the deceased, a drug addict with the unlicensed drug ibogaine.  The case involved the...
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Jo Morris secures suspended sentence in Operation Anguillar fraud

Jo Morris, of Chambers Crime and Court Martial team, represented a defendant charged with the Operation Anguillar fraud. Operation Anguillar is a multi-million pound fraud involving defendants who are non hearing. This case involved a sophisticated conspiracy to...
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Pupillage Update

Church Court Chambers intends to recruit in May 2017 for two 12 month pupillages, one to commence in October 2017 and one in April 2018. In May 2018 we intend to recruit again for pupils to start in 2018 and 2019. Please refer back to our website in May 2017 for...
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Foreign Policy Reports on Problem of Enforced Disappearances in Bangladesh Quoting Church Court’s Michael Polak

Well-regarded international affairs journal Foreign Policy has run a feature article on the problem of enforced disappearances in Bangladesh and how they are being used against the political opposition by the Government.  The article which can be read here reports on...
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Jo Morris secures acquittals in a multi-count allegation of historical sexual abuse.

Jo Morris, of Chambers Crime and Court Martial team, represented a defendant facing an indictment containing counts of historical sexual abuse and more recent allegations at Leicester Crown Court. The case involved cross examination of a vulnerable adult with mental...
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Michael Polak of Church Court Presents Guest Lecture at Brunel University

Michael presented a guest lecture on Criminal Law and the Exclusion of Evidence at Brunel University on 30 January 2017. Michael was invited to present this lecture by Brunel University because in his criminal practice he specialises in applications to exclude...
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Sexual Assault Acquittal Result for Pamela Brain

Pamela Brain has successfully defended a 21 year old man on a charge of sexual assault. The Defendant had no previous convictions of a sexual nature. After two days of evidence at Kingston Crown Court, the jury returned a unanimous verdict acquitting the Defendant on...
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Pamela Brain secures consecutive acquittals in two separate cases

Pamela Brain secured an acquittal of 12 counts following an eight day trial at Woolwich Crown Court. The charges related to allegations of historical sexual assaults and rape made by three complainants from the defendant’s family between 1968 and 2012. Ms Brain was...
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Michael Polak Secures Unanimous s18 GBH, Wounding, and Assault Trial Acquittal

Michael Polak, a member of Church Court Chambers, secured a unanimous acquittal for his defendant after a 4-day trial at Birmingham Crown Court.  After an argument about a stolen computer Mr Polak’s client was alleged to have attacked a couple using a knuckleduster...
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LATEST ARTICLES

Camilla Whitehouse’s scholarship to attend the Florida Bar’s Association’s annual civil advocacy course

REPORT ON THE FLORIDA BAR’S CIVIL ADVOCACY COURSE In May 2016, four junior barristers were fortunate enough to be awarded a South ... Read More

The Jurisdiction of the Military Court Martial – An article by Jo Morris and Fiona McAddy

The reach of military justice is extensive; it stops at neither serviceman nor service offences.  The military Court Martial has ... Read More

Interpretation of Legislation under the Human Rights Act

The Situation before the Human Rights Act In the traditional doctrine of statutory interpretation, the courts looked at the ordinary ... Read More

Sexual offences – has one excess bred another? An article by Lesley Manley & Jo Morris

In the light of the recent discredited allegations of a paedophile ring at Westminster we must consider whether the pendulum has swung ... Read More

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