We are delighted to announce that Ellie Sheahan has accepted an invitation to join chambers. Ellie will continue to develop her practice in crime.
Sarah Morris was instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service in the trial of professional cricketer Alex Hepburn.
The trial concluded last week with the jury convicting the accused of rape, the Judge adjourned sentence to a later date.
Sarah was led by Miranda Moore QC. Further details of the case can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-47898105
Harper Marshall appeared in the Court of Appeal on 17th January 2019 on behalf of the appellant. The case involved a number of firearms offences and offences relating to possession of pornographic material, and was an appeal against sentence from Reading Crown Court.
Harper was instructed by the Registrar of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division), the full Judgement can be seen at R v Nancarrow 2019 EWCA Crim 470
After a long and illustrious career Tony has decided to hang up his wig and retire from the Bar. Tony has been a loyal and popular member of Chambers for over 45 years and he will be sorely missed by all here, we wish him all the best for a long and happy retirement.
Barry McElduff and Chris Hewertson secured convictions of two core members of a violent criminal gang, known as the Mile Road Gang, following an 8 week trial at St Albans Crown Court before HHJ Lithman QC.
This case was the fourth in a series of Bedford gang trials successfully prosecuted by members of 2KBW and focussed on gang warfare in June 2017 by way of a series of stabbings and a reprisal shooting.
Kate Fortescue reports on the recent Michael Jackson documentary – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/artists/michael-jackson-alive-confident-jury-would-find-guilty/
Alex Kettle-Williams and Josh Scouller secured unanimous acquittals for their clients charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
The complainant, a delivery driver, alleged that the husband and wife duo had assaulted him with a volley of punches and slaps before attacking him with pliers. Both were picked out by the complainant on an ID parade.
William Mousley QC secures a conviction at Winchester Crown Court in a high profile manslaughter case. The defendant was sentenced to eight and a half years.
Counsel were instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service in a long running trial at Blackfriars Crown Court.
Details of the trial and the sentences passed can be found in the attached article https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6710303/Moped-gang-convicted-robbery.html
Chas was a larger than life character, and a very popular member of chambers, who will be sorely missed by all.