The defendant is accused of five counts of engaging in sexual activity with a boy beginning when the victim was 13 years old. The matter came to light when the defendant later had a child which was found to share DNA with the victim in the case.
The trial is currently being heard at Reading Crown Court before HHJ Clarke QC, Miss Ong is instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service Thames & Chiltern.
Further details of the case can be found at https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8041927/Married-nursery-worker-20-sex-13-year-old-boy-twice-month.html
Guilty verdicts secured in Reading Crown Court in respect of a 62 year old man against his 63 year old estranged wife living in the same household, for a number of serious offences. The defendant, BM, was sentenced to a total of 12 years imprisonment.
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Mohiussunnath Chowdhury and his sister, Sneha Chowdhury, were convicted of terrorism offences following a lengthy trial at Woolwich Crown Court before HHJ Lees QC. The defendants were accused of planning attacks on tourist sites around London following an earlier acquittal on other terrorism offences.
Marion Smullen led Mumin Hashim, and Gulam Ahmed was junior to Simon Csoka QC, all instructed by Shofna Begum of Stuart Begum Solicitors.
Further details of the trial can be found in the links below:
William Mousley QC and Alex Kettle-Williams have secured the unanimous conviction of a man who murdered his victim before setting fire to her home in which she laid in an attempt to conceal the evidence and her body. The trial was heard over 3 weeks before Mr Justice Garnham at Winchester Crown Court. Brendan Rowan-Davies, who repeatedly sliced the throat of his victim in a sexually motivated and sadistic attack, was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 30 years.
Counsel were instructed by CPS Wessex. Further details can be found here:
Love Island star Dani Dyer’s boyfriend has appeared in Portsmouth Crown Court charged with being involved in an investment business with intent to defraud two pensioners.
William Mousley QC leads Alex Kettle-Williams as they begin murder trial at Winchester Crown Court. The defendant is charged with the murder of a 27 year old woman in Gosport as well as arson of her home in an effort to dispose of the evidence. Counsel are instructed by CPS Wessex. Further details can be found here:
After a long and very successful career spanning over 40 years, Angus has decided to hang up his wig and gown and retire from the Bar.
Angus was a very popular Grade 4 Prosecutor and he will be missed, not only by us at 2KBW, but those that regularly instructed him.
We wish him all the best for a long and happy retirement.
Steven Perian QC has been invited by the Selangor Bar Committee in Malaysia to deliver a keynote speech at their conference on 18th January 2020. The conference is dealing with the Malaysian Anti-Money Laundering, and Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.
The defendants are charged with perverting the course of justice and are on trial at Harrow Crown Court.
Robin Sellers leads Oliver Wellings, instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service South.
Further details of the case can be found at https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/defendant-used-family-to-hand-out-20-notes-in-jury-bribery-bid-a4286031.html