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Professional cricketer imprisoned for rape offence

The high profile case of Alex Hepburn, a professional cricketer with Worcestershire County Cricket Club, has concluded and the defendant was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment at Hereford Crown Court following an earlier trial at Worcester Crown Court.

Sarah Morris of 2KBW was instructed as junior to Miranda Moore QC by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Further details of the case can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-48108278

Selwyn Shapiro and Rachael Lane leave the Bar

We are sorry to have to announce that both Selwyn and Rachael have left 2KBW and the Bar. Both have been hard working members of Chambers over a number of years and we are very sorry to see them go. We wish them all the best for their futures and every success for whichever direction they decide to take.

New member of Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Ellie Sheahan has accepted an invitation to join chambers. Ellie will continue to develop her practice in crime.

Harper Marshall has Court of Appeal case reported

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

Tony Bailey retires from the Bar

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 conclude prosecution of final chapter of tit for tat cases of Bedford gang based serious violence

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.

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