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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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Lewis Power QC secures acquittal on 3 month Money Laundering trial

Lewis Power QC after a 3 month long trial at Southwark Crown Court secures a unanimous acquittal in this multi-Million pound alleged Italian Mafia linked Bureau de Change Money laundering case Lewis who was instructed by Gerard Maye of Gerard Maye Legal  in this...
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Lewis Power QC secures acquittal in murder/manslaughter trial

Lewis Power QC secures acquittal in murder/manslaughter trial at Cardiff Crown Court in tragic high profile case where daughter kills her father in house fire Emma Sadler was found not guilty by reason of insanity by the jury. Lewis was instructed by Rod Hayler from...
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Kerim Fuad QC and Colin Witcher secure acquittal in sensitive and unusual Attempted Murder case.

Kerim Fuad QC, Head of Church Court Chambers, and Colin Witcher were instructed on behalf of the defendant in an unusual case where the victim was stabbed repeatedly following a heated exchange over a trivial parking matter.  The allegation was that the defendant,...
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Michael Polak is Guest Speaker on Inspire FM on Missing Barrister Ahmad Bin Quasem

Michael Polak spoke as a guest on Attiq Malik’s Inspire FM show ‘Ask Your Lawyer’ about the case of Ahmad Bin Quasem, a Bangladeshi barrister who was abducted by government forces in August 2016 and held incommunicado since then. The radio show recording from 27...
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Sumita Mahtab-Shaikh CPS offer no evidence on husband charged with 4 counts of rape

Sumita Mahtab-Shaikh appeared at Reading Crown Court to represent a husband who faced 4 counts of raping his wife. Following repeated requests for disclosure including written applications and pursuant to lengthy legal arguments upon which the defence were successful,...
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Sumita Mahtab-Shaikh – Sentencing guidelines on child abduction

Sumita Mahtab-Shaikh appeared at the Court of Appeal where her case was listed before the Special Court to give sentencing guidance for offences of child abduction contrary to s.1 and s.2 of the Child Abduction Act 1984. The case is reported – R v. RH (2017) 1 Cr App...
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Jo Morris persuades the Crown to offer no evidence on three counts of rape.

Jo Morris represented a young man charged with three counts of rape upon a fourteen year old girl. He had always denied rape but accepted having consensual sex. Despite bad character applications against the defendant, Jo was able to persuade the Crown to offer no...
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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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