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Court of Appeal Success by Christopher Martin


Christopher Martin represented “SN” in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) on an appeal against a 10 year sentence imposed after a guilty plea at Maidstone Crown Court for an…

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Jury Trials: Justice Suspended is no Justice: A historical trip down memory lane – Louise Sweet QC, 2 Bedford Row


As we welcome the restarting of jury trials at the Old Bailey after huge disruption [1]  to our Criminal Justice System caused by Covid 19 one thing we can all…

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First socially distanced trial


Howard Godfrey QC, Jim Sturman QC and Tom Daniel are currently acting in the first socially distanced trial to resume after the Covid 19 pandemic enforced lockdown of the country…

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Richard Whittam QC acts for the prosecution in the notorious appeal of Gordon Park


Richard acted for the Crown in the appeal (upon a referral from the CCRC) of the infamous “Lady in the Lake” murder of Carol Park. BBC,  ‘Lady in the Lake’…

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‘Lady in the Lake’ murder: Gordon Park’s conviction upheld as Richard Whittam QC leads for the Respondent


Richard Whittam QC appeared for the prosecution in the appeal that was referred to the Court of Appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission. The Court of Appeal [The President…

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Richard Whittam QC on CBS.


Richard appeared last night in the CBS Reality programme New Scotland Yard Files, the Murder of Laila Rezk. The broadcast is to be repeated at midnight on Saturday 2 May. …

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Oh Ghosh – Comment on R v Barton and Booth [2020] EWCA Crim 575 by Conall Bailie


The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in R v Barton and Booth [2020] EWCA Crim 575, holding that the objective test for dishonesty as set out in…

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Financial Crime newsletter – Spring 2020


Welcome to the Spring edition of the 2 Bedford Row financial crime newsletter.  Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic has most of us working from home, the crisis has thrown up a…

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Regulating the Regulator: The FCA and the Collapse of London Capital & Finance By Rhys Rosser


The world of ‘mini-bonds’ is one which has not found itself in the limelight before. That changed in January of last year when London Capital & Finance entered into administration…

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Current operating restrictions


We are still open as a set of chambers and our barristers are available to accept instructions (but can only attend Court where safe to do so and in accordance…

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