Monthly Archives: March 2015

Royal Editor of the Sun Acquitted


Richard Kovalevsky QC and Jamas Hodivala, secured the acquittal of Duncan Larcombe, The Sun’s Royal Editor who had been prosecuted as part of the Met Police Operation Elvedon. Mr Larcombe…

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Operation Tabernula


The UK’s biggest insider trading investigation in history – Julian Rifat, Graeme Shelley and Paul Milsom were sentenced. Read more here: www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financial-crime/11483111/Operation-Tabernula-The-story-of-the-biggest-insider-trading-investigation-in-UK-history.html

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‘Exceptional Mitigation’


Jim Sturman QC acted for Gus Poyet the former Sunderland manager whose claim of ‘exceptional mitigation’ was accepted by an FA disciplinary panel dealing with a charge of misconduct arising…

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R (Gill & Others) v Central Criminal Court


Judicial Review of Crown Court’s jurisdiction to authorise the retention of unlawfully seized material following the quashing of search warrants by the Divisional Court.

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R v Petrie


Thomas Daniel successfully represented a 20 year-old defendant in the Court of Appeal on an appeal against sentence and the imposition of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO). The appellant…

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The Supreme Court Judgment in R v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester and the affect on Professional Regulators


On 18 June 2014, the Supreme Court provided its decision in the case of R(T) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester[1]. In the light of this judgment, it is arguable…

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R v X


Tracy Ayling QC and Rebecca Blain of DPP solicitors successfully defended X, the only juvenile to be acquitted of Murder of one victim and Wounding with Intent of another following…

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