20th July 2018: £1.2m CRYPTOCURRENCY SEIZURE

Leo Seelig appears for the prosecution in the first case of it's kind to seize and restrain over £1.2m worth of Bitcoins. The Sky News article can be read here.


2 JULY 2018: CAUSING OR ALLOWING SERIOUS INJURY

Jennifer Knight leading Imogen Nelson opened the case to the jury today at Maidstone Crown Court in a trial charging two defendants with Causing or Allowing Serious Injury to their new born son. The Kent Online report can be read here


29 JUNE 2018: CHAMBERS MENTORING SCHEME 

Following the publication of the Bar's recent Wellbeing Survey, Chambers is delighted to announce the launch of its mentoring scheme.    


4 MAY 2018: PROSECUTION SUCCESS FOR DUNCAN COOKE

Duncan Cooke successfully prosecuted on behalf of the CPS in a case which resulted in 13 years imprisonment for the perpetrator. The Met Police report can be read here.


23 MARCH 2018: TOM TRACY BOXING IN QUEENSBURY LEGAL II

Best of luck to our clerk Tom Tracy for his match this evening at the Queensbury Legal Boxing Match. 


13 MARCH 2018: REGULATORY SEMINAR AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF NURSING

Frederick HookwayDominic Hockley and Emilie Morrison deliver a seminar to the regulatory team at the Royal College of Nursing covering recent legal developments in the areas of sanction, dishonesty and registration/restoration. If you are interested in organising a seminar in a similar area please contact Dominic Hockley.


9 MARCH 2018: SUCCESSFUL DEFENCE AT UNIVERSITY DISCIPLINARY TRIBUNAL

Dominic Hockley represented a student at a disciplinary hearing at the University of Sussex who faced allegations of violent misconduct, aggressive behaviour and offensive language. The conduct was capable of resulting in exclusion or suspension, but Dominic Hockley was able to persuade the Panel to permit the student to conclude her studies with a written warning.


7 MARCH 2018: MEDWAY SECURE TRAINING CENTRE PROSECUTION

Jennifer Knight and Edward Franklin await verdicts in a trial arising from an undercover investigation conducted by Panorama at Medway Secure Training Centre. The BBC report on the case can be read here.


27 FEBRUARY 2018: TUI PRIVATE PROSECUTION

Tim Hunter appears at Derby Magistrates Court on behalf of TUI (Thomson) for sentencing in the case of Roberts and Muzoka, a private prosecution brought by TUI surrounding fraudulent claims to compensation following TUI holidays. The Telegraph report on the case can be read here.


26 FEBRUARY 2018: PAUL CAVIN QC & JAMES DAWES QC SWORN IN AS SILKS

Congratulations to Paul Cavin QC and James Dawes QC on their recent silks appointments. Their swearing in ceremony will take place today. 


16 FEBRUARY 2018: CONVICTIONS IN CHILD CRUELTY CASE

Heather Stangoe secures convictions of both defendants on counts of causing or allowing serious physical harm to a child and child cruelty at Maidstone Crown Court. The BBC report on the case can be read here. 


8 FEBRUARY 2018: CONVICTIONS IN NINE-HANDED CONSPIRACY CASE

Tom Nicholson secures convictions in a nine-handed conspiracy to supply class A at Woolwich Crown Court. The case involved the largest ever deployment of prison telephone recordings. 


1 FEBRUARY 2018: 2HB MEMBERS APPOINTED AS CIRCUIT JUDGES

Congratulations to HHJ Benedict Kelleher and HHJ Hannah Duncan who have been appointed as circuit judges. HHJ Benedict Kelleher will sit at Inner London Crown Court and HHJ Hannah Duncan will sit at Isleworth Crown Court. It is believed that HHJ Hannah Duncan is the youngest circuit court judge in the history of the English bench.


26 JANUARY 2018: TERROR RELATED SENTENCING

Iftikhar Ali, a nineteen year old who was convicted in December 2017 of 13 terror-related charges is sentenced today at the Old Bailey to 3.5 years custody. Mark Paltenghi appeared on behalf of the Crown throughout proceedings. The BBC report on the case can be read here.


21 DECEMBER 2017: SENTENCING IN HISTORICAL SEX ABUSE CASE

Andrew Soper, the 74-year-old former Abbot of Ealing Abbey, was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment today having been convicted following a trial on 19 counts of rape and other sexual offences in respect of 10 complainants who were pupils at St Benedict’s School, Ealing, in the 1970s and 80s.  Andrew Soper, formerly known as Father Laurence, was extradited from Kosovo where he fled, having failed to answer his bail in 2011.   Gill Etherton QC, Jennifer Knight and Emilie Morrison appeared for the Crown throughout.  The Guardian report on the case can be read here.