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LATEST NEWS

Jo Morris enjoys a success at the Court of Appeal.

Jo Morris succeeded in her application at the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) to reduce a sentence imposed upon a vulnerable man on the basis that the original sentences should have been concurrent not consecutive and offended against the principle of totality....
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GEORGE HEPBURNE SCOTT INSTRUCTED IN MOST HIGH-PROFILE EXTRADITION CASE OF 2017

George Hepburne Scott has been instructed to represent Michael Herba the Polish national who is alleged to have been involved in the kidnapping of English model Chloe Ayling in Italy. Mr Herba was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Italian...
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Successful Appeal by Robert Newcombe leads to 10 years Imprisonment for False Rape Accuser

Robert Newcombe, barrister at Church Court Chambers, succeeded in his application to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) to quash the conviction for rape of Mahad Cassim. Mr Cassim had been convicted of raping Jemma Beale after giving her a lift in his car. The...
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Colin Witcher secures dramatic rape acquittal in less than an hour.

Colin Witcher represented Mr X who faced an allegation of rape: the Jury returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty after a six day re-trial within less than an hour of deliberations. The allegation was that at a house party Mr X had entered the bedroom where the...
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TRIPLE SUCCESS FOR GEORGE HEPBURNE SCOTT IN HIGH COURT EXTRADITION APPEALS

George Hepburne Scott wins three High Court Extradition Appeals in a row: Roman Kolodziejczyk v Poland – This was a case involving a conviction for Murder. Following George’s successful legal argument surrounding Article 13 of the European Council Framework Decision...
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Kevin Molloy secures unanimous not guilty verdicts on all counts in historic sex case.

R v J Kevin Molloy secures unanimous not guilty verdicts on all counts in historic sex case at Luton Crown Court. The complainants in the case were considered vulnerable and one gave her evidence through an intermediary. All the prosecution witnesses opted to give...
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The Criminal Bar Quarterly Reports on the Efforts to Free Michael Polak’s client, Abducted Barrister Mr Ahmad Bin Quasem

The Summer Edition of the Criminal Bar Association’s Criminal Bar Quarterly reports on Michael Polak’s work advocating for the release of Bangladeshi Barrister Ahmad Bin Quasem.  Ahmad was abducted by state security forces in August 2016 and has been held...
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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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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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