Yearly Archives: 2019

New Recorder appointment


We are delighted to announce that Simon Baker has been appointed as a Recorder on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable Robert Buckland QC MP and approved…

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Michael Levy secures murder acquittal – first time that “loss of control” has succeeded in a case of mercy killing


Michael Levy’s client was charged with murder. The client, had picked up his dying mother from a hospital bed and carried her to a balcony from which he threw her to…

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Sports Law – August 2019


Jim Sturman QC acted for Millwall FC who were fined £10,000 by the FA and ordered to implement an action plan for a failure to prevent a number of fans…

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Stan Reiz on the impact of the appeal of Haque on POCA offences


R v Haque (Mohammed) Judgement The case highlights the potential consequences for prosecutors who charge offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”) without having a clear understanding of…

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Emma Kutner successfully opposes application to destroy valuable firearms and secures their return


Emma Kutner, instructed by Francis Fenegan of Bankside Commercial, successfully opposed an application by the Metropolitan Police Service to destroy firearms and component parts, under section 52(4) of the Firearms…

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Shauna Ritchie prosecutes man jailed for driving at pedestrians outside South London bar


Shauna Ritchie prosecuted a 21-year-old man given a 16 year extended prison sentence at the Central Criminal Court on 10th July 2019. The Defendant pleaded guilty to five offences of…

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Forensic Awareness Seminar 2019


Throughout the year, we will be running a series of one hour lectures in conjunction with Forensic Access: 11th July 2019: Digital Forensics 5th September 2019: Forensic Pathologists 3rd October…

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Jim Sturman QC in successful appeal against sentence for “Dark web, breaking bad, student drug dealer”


Jim acted in the Court of Appeal in a successful appeal against sentence for a Manchester University student (having not appeared originally and after providing a second opinion on appeal)…

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Michael Levy secures Court Martial acquittal


Michael Levy represented an officer cadet in respect of Assault charges at a Court Martial in Bulford. The cadet was about to begin his training at Sandhurst and was on…

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Michael Levy secures fraud acquittal


Michael Levy successfully represented a woman in respect of a number of charges of fraud. It was alleged that she had falsely obtained employment with a number of companies in…

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