Monthly Archives: October 2019

Section 45: Loophole or Lifeline


The Modern Slavery Act 2015 introduced a defence for individuals who are victims of slavery, trafficking or exploitation. Theresa May, then Home Secretary, stated that it was Britain leading the…

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Jim Sturman QC secures attempted murder, gbh and wounding acquittals


  Jim, instructed by Trevor Francis of Blackfords and leading Rachel Wilson, acted for A who shot a trespasser with a shotgun for which he did not hold a licence….

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Barry Gilbert secures acquittal in conspiracy to assist illegal immigration case


Instructed by Ibrahim Hussein, of Londonium solicitors, Barry represented S – one of 19 defendants facing 32 counts of fraud and assisting illegal immigration.  The accused had, collectively, produced false…

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Defendant not guilty of historic sex abuse charges


Archangelo Power, instructed by Miss A Blyth-Cook of ABC Solicitors represented the defendant AG,  who was charged with seven counts of historic sex abuse on a family member dating back…

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Tracy Ayling QC


Chambers congratulates Tracy Ayling QC on her appointment as the Director of Education and Training for the Criminal Bar Association.

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Hearsay submission results in acquittal in stabbing case.


Barry Gilbert, instructed by Sam Nundy of Levy & Co, successfully opposed a prosecution application to read five hearsay witnesses.  B had allegedly stabbed the complainant whilst in B’s flat…

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Rhys Rosser acts in Modern Slavery case


Rhys Rosser, led by Adrian Rohard and instructed by Nicola Hall of Tuckers Solicitors, represented the first defendant to be tried for Modern Slavery offences allegedly committed whilst under 18….

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Law Commission Report “Anti-money laundering: the SARs regime” references 2 Bedford Row article


In June 2019, the Law Commission published a report which examined the effectiveness of the SARs regime in a number of areas. One area of focus was the extra-territorial effect…

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Michael Levy and Lucy Sweetland secure only acquittal in County Lines drugs and Modern Slavery case


Michael Levy leading Lucy Sweetland, instructed by Paul Cameron of Bark & Co., represented the only defendant to be acquitted in a four month trial at Woolwich Crown Court. The…

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Chambers UK Bar 2020


Chambers is delighted that in the 2020 edition of the Chambers & Partners guide to the Bar, which was published today, a total of 31 members of Chambers (15 QCs…

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