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We are a leading multi-disciplinary set with a proud reputation for being professional, approachable and modern. Our Members, including 3 Queen’s Counsel and 45 juniors, have an enviable back catalogue of high-profile and complex matters across a range of practice areas.

LATEST NEWS

Acquittal for Yasin Patel on £80m fraud / money laundering.

Success for Yasin Patel following 6 week trial at Southwark crown Court.  Yasin defended Ketan Varma one of  only two defendants acquitted on all main charges in this 10 handed case involving fraud and money laundering to the value of £80m....
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Jo Morris secures a unanimous not guilty verdict upon three counts of rape.

Jo represented a young man from Romania who was charged with three counts of rape. The Crown's case was that he had targetted a vulnerable woman that he had met in Leicester town centre who had, apparently, no reason to lie about him.  The defence was consent and was...
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Yusuf Solley defends Enforcement Agents in the Chancery Division of the High Court in a claim brought by UK Grime artist, Dizzee Rascal

Dizzee Rascal had previously failed to show up and perform at a music festival, but allegedly kept the £20000 performance fee. The festival organiser subsequently set up a company called ‘Give Us Back Our Money You Rascal Limited’ to sue him. Rascal lost the case....
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George Hepburne Scott successfully prosecutes stabbing gang at Woolwich Crown Court:

Following a 3 week trial, on 28 April a jury at Woolwich Crown Court returned verdicts of guilty against 4 fifteen year old defendants who had attacked 3 Afghan asylum seekers with knives in South East London one of whom was rushed to hospital by air ambulance and...
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Krystelle Wass successfully prevents client deportation pending Judicial Review

Krystelle Wass successful over the weekend in an emergency telephone injunction to stop removal from the United Kingdom. The Applicant was due to be removed at 8am on Bank Holiday Monday following the refusal of the Secretary of State for the Home Department to defer...
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Corporate liability success in House in Multiple Occupation case for Camilla Whitehouse

Camilla was instructed to defend the Managing Director of a successful property company in respect of a prosecution for a House in Multiple Occupation licensing offence for an alleged breach of section 72(1) of the Housing Act 2004. The issues in the case concerned...
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Chambers Welcome Four New Tenants

Church Court Chambers are delighted to welcome Patrick Canessa, Yasin Patel, Charlotte Alport and Alex Tinsley. Patrick Canessa joins our crime, international and military law teams and brings a wealth of experience from his continuing practice in Gibraltar . Full...
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Mizan Abdulrouf is speaking on the issues surrounding of Forced Marriage and capacity to consent – 27th April

Mizan Abdulrouf is speaking at a seminar being held at the London Muslim Centre on the issues surrounding of Forced Marriage and capacity to consent.  Exploring the consequences of forced marriages amongst adults with disabilities. Other guest speakers include Lord...
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Jo Morris enjoys another success at the Military Court Martial.

Jo Morris represented a member of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment charged with offences of AWOL. Despite being in the Army for nearly a year, the defendant soldier had left barracks without authority and not returned for 383 days. During this time, the...
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Camilla Whitehouse secures £4.5 million judgment and costs in central London property dispute

Camilla was instructed to represent a bridging finance company in its possession and monetary claims against Panamanian company and its Managing Director. As part of its Defence, the Defendants presented evidence of government energy contracts worth $416 million as...
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LATEST ARTICLES

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

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

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