10 April 2017
Tesco Deferred Prosecution Agreement
A deferred prosecution agreement has been approved between Tesco Stores Limited and the Serious Fraud Office. Under the arrangement, Tesco has agreed to pay a financial penalty of £129 million. The...
7 April 2017
Barclays LIBOR trial
The re-trial of two Barclays traders, accused of manipulating LIBOR, concluded yesterday at Southwark Crown Court. The defendants, Ryan Reich and Stylianos Contagoulas, were acquitted of conspiracy...
6 April 2017
Supreme Court considers Education Act 1996 offence
The Supreme Court today handed down judgment in the case of Isle of Wight Council v Platt, concerning the Education Act 1996, whereby a parent commits an summary-only offence if his or her child...
31 March 2017
6KBW College Hill gives evidence to the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee
The committee proceedings considered the impact of Brexit on mutual legal assistance and the European Arrest Warrant. Rosemary Davidson gave evidence alongside representatives from the Bar Council...
29 March 2017
Divisional Court judgment in Unaoil / SFO mutual legal assistance claim
The Divisional Court today handed down judgment in a judicial review challenge to a Letter of Request issued by the SFO to authorities in Monaco in connection with the on-going SFO investigation...
21 March 2017
High Court considers the definition of the River Thames
On 21 March 2017 the High Court handed down judgment in Environment Agency v. Barrass and others, a case concerning the definition of the River Thames. In particular, the Court considered whether...
14 March 2017
Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal considers nature of bribery
The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal today handed down judgment in the case of Secretary for Justice v Tseng Pei Kun. The Court considered in particular what it means for a person to act "in relation...
22 February 2017
Chief Executive of Hong Kong corruption trial
The former chief executive of Hong Kong, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, has been convicted of misconduct in public office. Mr Tsang was sentenced today and received a custodial sentence of 20 months....
17 February 2017
Top 10 set for Supreme Court appearances in 2016
We are delighted to have been recognised by The Lawyer Magazine as one of the top 10 sets in the country in terms of frequency of appearances before the Supreme Court in 2016. Seven of our members...
20 January 2017
Attorney General's 'C' Panel (Civil)
Chambers is delighted to announce that Alistair Richardson and Katherine Hardcastle have been appointed to the Attorney General's 'C' Panel of Counsel to the Crown (Civil).
18 January 2017
Rolls-Royce plc Deferred Prosecution Agreement
Today the third, and largest, Deferred Prosecution Agreement was approved by the President of the Queen's Bench Division. The agreement was reached between the Serious Fraud Office and Rolls-Royce...
12 January 2017
Queen's Counsel Appointments
We congratulate Gareth Patterson, Jacob Hallam and Louis Mably on their appointments as Queen's Counsel.
2 December 2016
Supreme Court considers diminished responsibility
On 30 November 2016, a seven-member tribunal of the Supreme Court handed down judgment in R v Golds. The case concerned the meaning of the word 'substantial' for the purposes of the partial defence...
30 November 2016
Brexit Briefing No. 5
In the fifth of our Brexit Briefings, we consider the implications of Brexit for the rights of victims of crime under EU law.
28 November 2016
2018 Pupillage Applications Open
Applications for pupillages starting in October 2018 should be made directly to Chambers using our application form. The deadline for applications is 24 February 2017. Further information about the...
24 November 2016
Brexit and the criminal justice system: speech to the annual GLS Prosecutors' Conference
At today's annual Government Legal Service Prosecutors' Conference, Rosemary Davidson joined a panel of speakers including the Solicitor General, HHJ Peter Rook and Professor David...
14 November 2016
Timetable announced for pupillage applications
We are pleased to announce the timetable for applications for pupillage starting in 2018. Applications open 28 November 2016 Application deadline 24 February 2017 First Round...
20 October 2016
Brexit Briefing No. 4 (Part 2)
In Part II of Brexit Briefing No. 4, we consider issues arising in respect of police cooperation and specifically the future of information sharing arrangements between EU and UK forces.
19 October 2016
Legal 500 Crime Set of the Year - Shortlist
We are delighted to announce that Chambers has been shortlisted for Crime Set of the Year at the upcoming Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2017.
14 October 2016
New Deepcut Inquest
The High Court today ordered a second inquest into the death of Sean Benton, a recruit at Deepcut Barracks in 1995. The order was made under section 13 of the Coroners Act 1988, following an...