The sixth edition of our newsletter has been produced and includes crime, civil and family updates, interesting articles and Chambers news. You can see a copy of the newsletter by clicking on the link.
Paul Fairley appeared at Southwark Crown Court instructed by Crown Prosecution Service, Drummond Gate to prosecute a high profile case, attracting lots of media coverage.
Further details can be found at http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/865308/George-Osborne-moped-robber-jailed-bitten-fingers-BBC
After a seven day trial at Snaresbrook involving five co-defendants, Oliver’s client was acquitted by the jury of kidnapping, robbery and assault charges arising from his part in an alleged incident when a group of five males had accosted the complainant on the street and then bundled him into a waiting car before driving away as part of a revenge attack. Oliver was instructed by Kerry Hudson at Bullivant Law.
Philip prosecuted a Newton hearing in the youth court at Uxbridge. The case received relatively wide media coverage.
It was a nasty attack on a train from Reading to London; the defendants all pleaded guilty to violent disorder but disputed that it was a homophobic attack. The court found in our favour yesterday and they each got 6 months DTTO.
Further details of the case can be found at http://www.cps.gov.uk/news/latest_news/teenagers-convicted-of-homophobic-h/
Following a 2 week trial at Winchester Crown Court, Barry’s client was unanimously acquitted of charges of attempted kidnapping and s18 gbh. Barry’s client was said to be the ‘honey in the trap’ that led to the complainant being the subject of a serious and prolonged attack involving the use of a taser and a knife. The Defendant always accepted presence but denied any involvement. The case involved extensive cell-site, forensic, DNA evidence and phone evidence.
Barry was instructed by Chris Gaiger of Gammon, Piercey & Gaiger Solicitors, Southampton.
Adrian Fleming was instructed to prosecute the trial of a man accused of supplying nitrous oxide at a music festival. The trial ended with not guilty verdicts entered on direction by the Judge and has lead to a review of numerous other similar cases.
Sarah Morris is instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service in the trial of a Uber driver accused of sexually assaulting a passenger whilst working.
The case is being tried at Snaresbrook Crown Court and has been widely reported, further details can be found at:
Alex Kettle-Williams has successfully defended a case involving numerous child sexual assault allegations spanning a period of 5 years.
The trial was heard at the Woolwich Crown Court and Alex was instructed by Messrs. Cotisens of Station Parade, Barking.
Following a 2 week trial at Warwickshire Justice Centre Christopher Hughes was found guilty by a jury of serious sexual offences against 4 different victims aged between 9 and 14.
Rebecca was instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service, West Midlands (Birmingham). Further details of the case can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-40909958
Michael Shaw currently leads Rebecca Austin in a trial at Blackfriars Crown Court for the Crown Prosecution.
The accused are charged with a number of offences arising out of a series of ram raids on a large number of mobile telephone shops across London.