24 July 2017

Head of Chambers

After eight years of characteristic dedication to the role, David Perry QC is stepping down as Joint Head of Chambers. We join Simon Denison QC, Head of Chambers, in expressing our heartfelt...

21 July 2017

Divisional Court considers availability of prevention of crime defence

The Divisional Court (Simon LJ and Sir Kenneth Parker) have handed down judgment in the case of R (DPP) v Stratford Magistrates Court & Ors EWHC 1794 (Admin). The case was a judicial review of a...

28 June 2017

Attorney General's 'B' Panel

Chambers is delighted to announce that William Hays have been appointed to the Attorney General's 'B' Panel of Counsel to the Crown (civil).

21 May 2017

The Trial: Channel 4

Chambers is pleased to support The Trial, a Channel 4 documentary seeking to broaden public understanding of criminal proceedings through a fictionalised murder trial. John Ryder QC and Lucy Organ...

2 May 2017

AIJA Seminar (April 2017)

Simon Ray and Lucy Organ spoke at AIJA's seminar "Legal Practice Offshore: Opportunity and Controversy" held in the Bahamas in April 2017. They were invited to speak on the topics of international...

11 April 2017

Divisional Court considers "cash" seizure by way of a Production Order

The Divisional Court (Gross LJ and Leggatt J) have handed down judgment in the case of Merida Oil and Bunnvale v City of London Police. The case was a judicial review of the City of London...

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.

14 December 2016

Supreme Court considers procedural errors in confiscation proceedings

The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in R v Guraj, considering the circumstances in which procedural errors during the course of confiscation proceedings will deprive a court of jurisdiction...

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.