Yearly Archives: 2019

Chambers win set and silk awards for Health and Safety in Chambers UK Bar awards


We are absolutely delighted that Chambers’ Health & Safety team have been recognised as Chambers of the Year at the 2019 Chambers & Partners UK Bar awards, with Richard Matthews…

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The Chambers of Brian Altman QC and Jim Sturman QC


William Clegg QC has stood down as head of chambers after 25 years and will be retiring from practice at the end of the year. Chambers owes him a huge…

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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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