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.

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...

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...