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LATEST NEWS

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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Lewis Power QC enjoys Judicial Review success in the Northern Ireland Divisional Court

The case of Martin O’Neill concerned the challenge of a Magistrates Court’s decision to grant two search warrants upon application by HMRC together with the lawfulness of the entry and search effected by HMRC of the same. Mr Power QC was praised by Lord Justice Gillen...
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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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