Ryan Beckwith

Following a hearing of 9 days the SDT imposed a fine on Mr Beckwith for engaging in inappropriate sexual activity with a colleague when her judgment was impaired, the SDT refusing to make the more serious findings sought by the SRA. Alisdair Williamson QC appeared for Mr Beckwith. Click here for the article in The […]


Zamira Hajiyeva

In extradition proceedings brought by the Government of Azerbaijan, Hugo Keith QC and Ben Watson successfully represented Zamira Hajiyeva, the lady accused of massive expenditure in Harrods and against whom an Unexplained Wealth Order was made. Helen Malcolm QC represented the Government of Azerbaijan. Click here to read the article from the Telegraph


£7M+ Confiscation ordered against former company executives

Former company executives of Saunders Electrical Wholesalers Ltd (SEWL) have been ordered to pay back over £7M of criminal proceeds following contested confiscation proceedings. They had previously been convicted of conspiracy to defraud. Rachel Barnes represented the Serious Fraud Office. Click here to read the article from the SFO Website


Rachel Barnes speaking on sanctions in Cyprus and Jersey

Rachel Barnes is speaking today on international sanctions and export controls at the English-Cypriot Law Day, Limassol, Cyprus. Click here for more details. On Tuesday 17 September, Rachel is speaking at the Jersey sanctions forum, St Helier. Click here for more details.


Ben Brandon

We are delighted to wish Ben Brandon well in his new role as a Partner at Mishcon de Reya and look forward to continuing to work closely together in our shared specialist fields.


Govia Thameslink Railway Limited fined £1m

Govia Thameslink Railway Limited was fined £1 million following the death of a passenger on the Gatwick Express. On a line with a proliferation of trackside objects, the company failed to conduct any assessment of the risks associated with passengers having access to droplight windows, leaving passengers at risk. Instructed by the Office of Rail […]


London Bridge Terrorist Attack Inquests

The inquests into the deaths of the terrorists who were shot dead by police firearms officers during the London Bridge and Borough Market attacks concluded today. These inquests followed immediately from the inquests into the eight victims who were tragically killed on London Bridge and at Borough Market. The jury returned conclusions of lawful killing […]