Yearly Archives: 2014

R v Uber

Quentin Hunt acting on behalf of Transport For London has concluded the prosecution of the high profile App based Private Hire Vehicle Operator Uber. Following significant legal argument the Court…

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Successful appeal against Delon Armitage’s playing ban

Mark Milliken-Smith QC, instructed by Julian Pike at Farrer & Co, represented RC Toulon full-back Delon Armitage in his successful appeal before the Appeal Committee of European Professional Club Rugby,…

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Tim Kendal, acting on behalf of B, secured by drafting written representations the discontinuance of an investigation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority into a solicitor accused of having forged documents…

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Tim Kendal, leading Ian Ryan (partner and Head of Regulatory) of Howard Kennedy LLP, secured the acquittal of solicitor A on all contested charges brought by the Solicitors Regulation Authority…

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R v Adebolajo & Adebowale

Following a high profile trial at the Old Bailey, the 2 defendants were convicted of the brutal and senseless killing of Fusilier Lee Rigby. Richard Whittam QC led for the…

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Lecture by Tracy Ayling QC at the Inner Temple/ATC Vulnerable Witness Training Day

On 9th November 2014, Lady Justice Hallett in Lubemba and JP [2014] EWCA Crim 2064 at paragraph 38 re emphasised the case of R v Barker [2010] EWCA Crim 4…

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R v Richard Wong

Richard Wong, represented by Christine Agnew instructed by Mike Schwarz at Bindmans’, was acquitted on Friday 5th December on all charges after a two month trial at Southwark Crown Court….

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R v Tania Clarence

Jim Sturman QC represented this defendant initially accused of murdering 3 of her children all of whom suffered from a degenerative muscle wasting disease. The prosecution accepted her plea to…

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RAF Squadron Leader & Flying Officer

Christopher Martin and Barry Gilbert defended an RAF Squadron Leader (pilot) and a Flying Officer (police officer) who were tried in respect of a number of Class A drugs offences….

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Accquittal in historic sex abuse case

Tracy Ayling QC secures accquittal in Court of Appeal in historic sex abuse conviction. After a ‘Watson Direction’ (where the Judge tells a Jury that when deliberating they should ‘give…

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