Yearly Archives: 2013

Nigel Lithman QC takes up his role as Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association


As such he represents the views and interests of all practising members of the Criminal Bar in England and Wales, including dealings with Government on issues ranging from Legal Aid…

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R v Gary Bolton


Richard Whittam QC secured a further conviction against a businessman for selling fake bomb, drug and other substance detectors. James MCormick was convicted earlier this year and sentenced to the…

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Stuart Hall


Richard Whittam QC, as First Senior Treasury Counsel advised the Attorney General and appeared with him on the review of the sentence passed on Stuart Hall. Lord Judge, CJ sitting…

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R v Stuart Hall


Richard Whittam QC advised and appeared with the Attorney General in the successful reference to the Court of Appeal who found the sentence imposed on the former BBC broadcaster to…

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BHA v Mahmood Al Zarooni


Trainer charged with administering anabolic steroids to racehorses.

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Turks & Caicos Government


Louise Oakley has been admitted to the Bar in the Turks of Caicos Islands where she is currently instructed to act on behalf of a former member of the Turks…

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When is a prosecutor not a prosecutor?


In the case of R (Morales) v Kettering Magistrates’ Court [2013] EWHC 1922 (Admin), the magistrates purported to add a charge of Dangerous Driving against the defendant of their own…

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SAS soldier Sgt Nightingale is cleared


William Clegg QC represented Sgt Danny Nightingale before the Court Martial’s Appeals Court presided over by the Lord Chief Justice when his convictions were quashed on the grounds of unfair…

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Soccer boss acquitted of conspiracy to cause violence


Michael Wolkind QC acted for Andy Swallow, the owner and CEO of Grays Athletic. A well known supporter of West Ham, he attended the match between Dagenham and Milwall. The…

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FA v Andros Townsend


Jim Sturman QC acted for Andros Townsend of Tottenham Hotspur FC before an FA regulatory Commission that dealt with the Player on various charges of betting on football matches contrary…

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