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LATEST NEWS

SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME IN FIREARMS CASE FOR LESLEY MANLEY

Miss Manley’s client Miss X had pleaded guilty to possession of a prohibited firearm contrary to section 5 (1) (aba) of the The Firearms Act 1968. This offence carries a minimum mandatory sentence of 5 years. On the 3 July 2017 at Croydon Crown Court Miss Manley...
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Extradition success for George Hepburne Scott in the High Court

Appearing before Garnham J in the Administrative Court,on 11th July 2017, following legal submissions, George Hepburne Scott was granted permission to proceed to a full appeal of an Extradition Order made by Westminster Magistrates' Court.   The case of Michelebertas...
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Michael Polak’s Letter about Bangladesh’s Disappeared Published by the Guardian

Michael Polak who is instructed in the case of Ahmad bin Quasem, a Bangladeshi Barrister abducted by the security services in August 2016 has had a letter published by the Guardian calling on the Government of Bangladesh to do more to end enforced disappearances which...
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Kerim Fuad QC and Colin Witcher begin Old Bailey Murder Trial

Head of Chambers Kerim Fuad QC currently leads Colin Witcher of Chambers’ Crime and Regulatory Group at the Central Criminal Court in an unusual murder trial which has attracted national press coverage. Counsels’ instruction on behalf of the first defendant follows...
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George Hepburne Scott – Success in the Court of Appeal on 27th June 2017

On 27th June 2017, George appeared before Full Court of Appeal - constituted by Flaux LJ,  Royce J, and Cheema-Grubb J and succeeded in persuading the Court that his client,  Andrew Ward's sentence was 'manifestly excessive'. The sentence was then reduced from 4 years...
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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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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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