Yearly Archives: 2018

Christopher Martin secures acquittal at Court Martial in Sexual Assault allegation


Christopher Martin represented a senior soldier (Warrant Officer Class 1) charged with two sexual assaults of a female bar worker at a military function. A conviction would have had far…

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Fraud acquittal


Following a six week trial, Jacqueline Carey, leading Vedrana Pehar, secured the acquittal of the second defendant accused of money laundering. The case was a private prosecution brought by a…

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A new book by William Clegg QC “Under the Wig” – A lawyer’s stories of murder, guilt and innocence


Published today by Canbury Press. In his book, Bill Clegg QC revisits some of his most high profile cases providing a unique insight into his work as a defence barrister.

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Alex Stein and Michael Levy appear in The Pensions Regulator v Dominic Chappell


On 21st September Her Honour Judge Henson QC sitting with two lay magistrates refused Mr Chappell’s appeal against conviction at Hove Crown Court. Mr Chappell, who was convicted of three offences contrary…

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“Business as usual?”


Jamas Hodivala examines the Court of Appeal decision in ENRC v SFO [2018] EWCA Civ 2006, which raised important issues of principle as to the proper scope of legal professional…

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Court of Appeal tacitly condones entrapment by conscientious vigilantes


On 31st July 2018, the Court of Appeal handed down Lord Burnett CJ’s judgment in the case of R v TL [2018] EWCA Crim 1821[1], which was a successful appeal…

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Chambers Bar Awards 2018


Chambers is pleased to announce that chambers has been nominated as ‘Crime/Extradition Set of the Year‘ and that Shauna Ritchie has been nominated as ‘Health & Safety Junior of the…

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Richard Whittam QC chaired the RFU disciplinary panel that heard the allegation of foul play against Chris Ashton


Richard Whittam QC chaired the RFU independent disciplinary panel at Twickenham on Thursday 23 August that heard the allegation of foul play against Chris Ashton. The player had been sent…

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Fraud Acquittal


Following a 6 week trial at Manchester Crown Court, Stan Reiz has secured the acquittal of the director and owner of an online consumer sales company, who was accused of…

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Motor Manslaughter


For many years campaigners have sought an increase in the level of sentencing for causing death by driving offences. Within the sentences available there has been a steady increase in…

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