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LATEST NEWS

Yusuf Solley secures dramatic acquittal in a multi-handed cut-throat murder at the Old Bailey

Yusuf Solley was instructed as junior counsel in this alleged gang fuelled attack. His client was charged with murder, GBH and attempted GBH of three innocent victims in South Harrow. The crown alleged that 4 youths, 1 of whom has since fled the country and was not...
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Camilla Whitehouse joins expert employment law panel for Inspire FM radio show and live podcast

Camilla Whitehouse of Chambers' Commercial and Employment Group was invited to join an expert panel of employment lawyers and HR experts to advise listeners on hot topics of employment law. Together with other panel members, Camilla was available to respond to live...
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Jo Morris enjoys another success in the Court Martial.

Jo represented a reservist charged with desertion with intent to avoid active service under S8(2)(b) Armed Forces Act 2006. Whilst deployed on UN exercises at OP TOSCA in Cyprus he had left the barracks and returned to the UK without leave and with intent to avoid...
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Success for George Hepburne Scott in the High Court

On 23 May George Hepburne Scott was granted permission to appeal an Extradition Order that had been made at Westminster Magistrates' Court.  His client is a 52 year old woman who was unrepresented at Westminster. George appeared at the appeal hearing before Sir Ross...
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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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LATEST ARTICLES

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

Slavery in the corporate world : is your business complicit? An article by Kevin Molloy and Colin Witcher

The new Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015; it is clear that corporate compliance shall ... Read More

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