Cases

Prosecution of Company Director for online sales of toxic paint stripper


Alex Stein prosecuted the director of a company in the first prosecution for online sales of paint stripper containing dichloromethane – a carcinogen which has also caused a number of…

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Suspended sentence in investment fraud


R v X, Jim Sturman QC acted for M who was sentenced to a suspended sentence for his role in a £650,000 “investment scam”, the accused pleaded guilty to an…

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Brian Altman QC prosecutes Russell Bishop


Brian Altman QC has led the prosecution of Russell Bishop for the ‘Babes in the Wood’ murder trial. Although Bishop was tried and acquitted of the murders of 9-year-old Karen…

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SRA v Mark Lewis


Tim Kendal, of 2 Bedford Row, represented media lawyer Mark Lewis at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.  After a three-day hearing the Tribunal found that Mr Lewis had tweeted offensively in…

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Fraud Acquittal


Stan Reiz successfully defended DS against a charge of being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of excise duty on alcohol. DS was one of five defendants accused of evading…

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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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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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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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Landmark prosecution in smoke alarms case


Allan Compton and Jacqueline Carey successfully prosecuted Kamal Bains for an offence under s. 3 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Bains ran a letting agency and assumed the…

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