Yearly Archives: 2014

R (Panesar & Others) v Central Criminal Court


Judicial Review of the Crown Court’s jurisdiction to order the retention of unlawfully seized material, pursuant to s.59 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001.

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R v Sterecycle & Others


Richard Matthews QC led Allan Compton, defending the most senior employee charged arising from the death of an employee of Sterecycle Ltd following an explosion at a revolutionary waste processing…

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R v Church of England Vicar


The trial of a Church of England vicar wrongly accused of knowingly conducting almost 500 “sham marriages” and fraud was stayed as an abuse of process after seven weeks at…

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Physiotherapist “fragrant breach” case


Michael Wolkind QC represented a suspended physiotherapist before the Health & Care Professions Council. The Council alleged he was continuing to act in “fragrant breach” of the order against him….

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Recent talk given by Brian Altman QC on the UK’s approach to FATCA


When I was first asked by Michael to talk on this subject I hoped he was asking me to address you not on “FATCA” but about “FAT CATS”, a term…

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Ian Stern QC wins Professional Discipline Silk of the Year


2 Bedford Row are delighted to announce that Ian Stern QC, the leader of our Regulatory Group, was named as the “Professional Discipline Silk of the Year” at the Chambers…

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R v David Griffin (aka Dave Lee Travis)


In the wake of the Jimmy Saville scandal, Dave Lee Travis was accused of numerous sexual offences committed on a number of complainants over a number of years. Acquitted of…

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Maura McGowan QC is appointed High Court Judge


Miss McGowan, was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1980 and took Silk in 2001. She was appointed a Assistant Recorder in 1997 and as a Recorder…

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Chambers Bar Awards 2014


We are delighted announce that Richard Whittam QC has been shortlisted for Crime Silk of the Year, and Ian Stern QC for Professional Discipline Silk of the Year by Chambers…

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Operation Undivided


Allan Compton, instructed by John Dance of Clarke Kiernan solicitors, secured a suspended sentence for a defendant who pleaded guilty to conspiring to fraudulently evade duty payable upon imported tobacco….

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