Oliver Weetch, leading Helen Easterbrook, has begun defending a client who along with seven others is on trial at Wood Green Crown Court accused of conspiring to traffic prostitutes into the UK from Romania, trafficking them inside the UK, controlling prostitution and money laundering. The trial is estimated to last 8 weeks. Both are instructed by Hodge Jones and Allen.
We are delighted to announce that Barry McElduff has been appointed a Crown Court Recorder by the Queen, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice of England.
Barry has been assigned to the Western Circuit with effect from 4th April 2018.
Barry McElduff, leading Rob Harding, was successful in securing the acquittal of his client who was said to be one of 8 men running the ‘Smithy’ drugs syndicate in Aldershot. The police investigation was known as ‘Operation Dogtooth’. Read More …
Josh Scouller’s client was acquitted of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possessing two knives and criminal damage. The Crown offered no evidence in respect of an imitation firearm offence. Read More …
Kaj Scarsbrook appeared at Southwark Crown Court to prosecute an ex West Ham footballer accused of gambling £16,000 at a Mayfair casino using a stolen card. Further details can be found at: https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/former-premier-league-footballer-blair-12051698
Alex Kettle-Williams secured convictions on all indicted matters in the successful prosecution of 3 defendants. The trial was heard over the course of 3 weeks at Luton Crown Court. The defendants were sentenced to an overall term in excess of 33 years.
For further information please visit – https://www.bedfordshire.police.uk/news-and-appeals/sentence-firearms-offences-jan18
Oliver Weetch and Richard Hutchings both acted as led junior counsel for two defendants accused with three others of conspiring to murder two people.
For more information on Michael Shaw’s current trial please visit – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5238723/Romanian-gang-sold-cash-machine-skimming-devices.html
Josh Scouller successfully appealed against the convictions for theft and fraud of a client at the Court of Appeal. The Appellant was convicted after trial at Croydon Crown Court. Josh argued that the convictions were unsafe and the Court found that the Judge’s summing up was deficient in that it failed to explain the necessary ingredients of the offences, did not sum up the facts fairly or clearly and gave erroneous directions in respect of the expert evidence and inferences from silence. The convictions were quashed and no retrial was sought by the Crown.
Josh was instructed by GT Stewart Solicitors.
Our London and Portsmouth offices will close for the Christmas holiday on Friday 22nd December, and re-open between 10:00 – 15: 00 on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th December. We will close for the New Year and open as normal at 09:00 on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.