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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

13 October 2016

Application to terminate SFO investigation

The High Court (Gross LJ and Andrews J) yesterday handed down judgment in R (ota Soma Oil & Gas) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office. The case concerned an application for a mandatory order...

11 October 2016

High Court challenge to VRR scheme

In R(Chaudhry) v Director of Public Prosecutions, the High Court considered a challenge to CPS policy on a victim's 'right of review' (VRR) where charges are brought against some, but not all...

20 September 2016

Ibrahim v UK (Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights)

On 13 September 2016, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg handed down judgment in the case of Ibrahim and others. The case concerned the delay in granting access to...

7 June 2016

Deepcut Inquest Reaches Conclusion

On 3 June 2016, the Conclusion was delivered in the inquest into the death of Private Cheryl James at Deepcut Barracks, Surrey. Ms James was a trainee in the Royal Logistics Corps, who was killed by...

19 May 2016

Five judge Court of Appeal considers terrorist sentencing

A five judge Court of Appeal (Lord Thomas CJ, Sir Brian Leveson P,  Sweeney, Hickinbottom and Cheema-Grubb JJ), has handed down a landmark decision on sentencing for offences contrary to section 5...

24 March 2016

Historic cases of corrupting a 'foreign' agent are triable in England and Wales

On 21 March 2016 the Supreme Court refused permission to appeal a decision of the Court of Appeal in R v Alstom and others. The effect of the ruling is that historic instances of corruption (ie....

18 February 2016

Supreme Court and Privy Council consider 'joint enterprise'

In R v Jogee the Supreme Court and the Privy Council (sitting together) considered the mental state required for the doctrine sometimes described as 'joint enterprise' or 'parasitic accessory...